Please welcome Design Team Expert Lowri McNabb to the blog today as she shares her insight and tips into creating altered book ends and fun chipboard shapes. Read through her tips and tricks for completing this project!
Hi, Everyone! Lowri here to share an altered project today. These bookend drawers using the fabulously colorful Paradise Beach Collection are sure to brighten up any child’s bedroom (or your own desk if you can’t bear to part with them.)
I painted and assembled the drawers, but then decided the plain blue color was too bold. So I took a paint dauber and some white paint and just softened the stark color a little. It actually looks like surf too, which was an added bonus! Each drawer is decorated with a few handmade embellishments, and you can read below to learn just how I made these.
For more information on Lowri's amazing project, keep reading!
- Cut two layers of cardboard and one of paper with your chosen die.
- Glue the 2 layers of cardboard together and then glue the paper on top.
- Using a Versamark ink pad, cover the paper side of your chipboard piece with the clear ink. (With larger pieces I find it easy to push the piece onto the pad carefully and move it around to get a good coverage.)
- Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the image, shake off the excess powder into the container BEFORE proceeding to the next step.
- Using a heat gun, melt the embossing power until it is evenly glossy all over. Use a pair of tweezers to keep from burning your fingers. Set aside until cool.
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I hope you have enjoyed these! If you have any questions, please post them below in the comments section.
Echo Park Supplies:
Paradise Beach Collection Kit
Blue and white paint, Cuttlebug machine and dies, Versamark Ink , clear embossing powder, heat gun, Kaisercraft Bookend Drawers
Is your mind just full of new ideas for how to use your favorite Echo Park Paper with die cut machines? I know that I have several neglected shapes that will perfectly with Lowri's fun technique. If you try this, we'd love to see the results! Simply post your project on our Facebook page HERE!