Monday, December 9, 2013

Scrapbooking with Everyday Objects: Wrapping paper

If you have been following my blog, you know how much I love to work with everyday objects from around the house. When Document Life Workshop issued a challenge to use wrapping paper, well, you could say I jumped at the chance. We had just given a gift for a baby shower and I had some adorable wrapping paper left over.

Dream by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Tape: Glitz Designs; Coloring Medium: Gelatos by Faber Castel;Wood Burning Stamp: Purple Cows; Other: Wood Blank

The grid pattern of this paper made things very simple for me. I placed a section of patterned paper over several blocks to create one larger block. My goal was to bring more focus to the photo. The background is very strong, so I felt it wasn't necessary to use a lot of embellishments.

Tips for Working with Wrapping Paper:
- Wrapping paper is often very flimsy. Mount it on a sheet of cardstock to keep it from wrinkling and to add support.
-Many patterns can be very busy. If you choose to use it as a background, embellish less.Or punch shapes to create custom embellishments.
- If you are concerned about the archival quality of the wrapping paper, use an archival mist before creating your layout.

As the holidays approach, consider keeping pieces of your wrapping paper for use on scrapbooking projects. You can easily customize your layout with paper or embellishments that match the photos. Don't forget to share your wrapping paper projects with us at Document Life Workshop!

Some of the Supplies Used Include:

I used the Craft Iron to stamp hearts on the wood blank.
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1 comment:

  1. Adorable Christy! That wrapping paper worked perfectly with your sweet photo!