Welcome to the Altenew Educators "Anything but a card" blog hop and giveaway, The hop starts at the Altenew Card Blog Today my post is very different from what I usually share, I'm sharing 3 ways to create your own "faux handmade paper". When I was a child my Mum and Step-Father used to buy eachother the most beautiful cards made from handmade paper, I remember the torn edges and feel of luxury the paper had and wanted to try to recreate this.
In this first example I used kitchen paper, you could also use toilet tissue or Kleenex. I take 4 sheets and lay them on top of each other, I then spritz with water making sure all layers are damp, it's important not to add too much water, you are wanting the paper to compress and stay together. I then added some colour using my Metallic ink sprays and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Beautiful Bergenia embossing folder. I left the embossed paper on a sunny window sill to dry.
In this second example I used tissue paper from the children's craft section at my local craft store, the process was the same but I chose to add colour with Altenew's Watercolour brush markers. I used theDaisy Bed embossing folder.
My final sample shows how you could use crape paper and swinking, If your not familiar with Swinking you should check out Laurel Beard she is the swinking queen. I added the layered cape paper to my Dreamy tiles embossing folder and rubbed an ink pad over the surface and then embossed, the wet paper allows the ink to bleed out slightly giving a beautiful distressed effect.
You could use the embossed papers to create backgrounds, die cut embellishments or like I did cut gift tags from them. I have't added any embellishments to them yet as I am reluctant to cover any of the detail but I think some small die cut sentiments would look really pretty. Will you try making your own Faux handmade paper?
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Beautiful paper Terri, absolutely lovely.ReplyDelete
what a neat technique, Terri - am going to have to have a go at this - and love your little tags!ReplyDelete
Great technique. Another to try thank uReplyDelete
This is such a cool technique! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow, gorgeous soft colors Terri. They are lovely tags.ReplyDelete
I think you've succeeded in recreating the handmade paper look because your tags are beautiful! I loved your story about your Mom and Step-Dad giving each other handmade paper cards.....so sweet!ReplyDelete
How creative! The paper you created is lovely and made gorgeous tags. They are so pretty--in my opinion they do not need any embellishment.ReplyDelete
Love the papers you created! Definitely something I want to try!ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful technique-love your idea & projects!ReplyDelete
What a fun idea!ReplyDelete
Love the textures and colors on the tagsReplyDelete
Who knew beautiful alternative for toilet tissue. Love it.ReplyDelete
I make my own paper too. It is difficult to stamp on but makes amazing die cuts. I love how it looks through the embossing folders and I have to go see what swinking is now.ReplyDelete
Terri, these are fabulous!! You are so clever to make your own faux handmade paper and these are stunning creations as a result! Great use of the 3D folders too!ReplyDelete
Am your newest follower and love your exploding box!! Thanks for the video! I know your friend loved it!!ReplyDelete
I love your paper making. Altenew 3-D folders are my favorites, and your tags are beautifulReplyDelete
Terri, these are beautiful! I've never seen this done before.ReplyDelete
Hey Terri that comment above was mine...don't know why I came out Unknown.ReplyDelete
Making paper is on my list to try, thanks for the amazing inspiration. Tags are a great use of.paper crafting supplies.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous tags! Love the embossing and textures!ReplyDelete
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So pretty Terri Great tagsReplyDelete
Very pretty, love tag makingReplyDelete
Wow! Fantastic technique! I love the texture on your tags!ReplyDelete
Your tags are beautiful with your handmade paper. Love the colors and textures!ReplyDelete
Grea job! Your tags are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this awesome idea! :) I will definitely have to try it. I love how your tags turned out.ReplyDelete
Nice project shares. I like the idea to diy some paper and emboss with the folders.ReplyDelete
This is fabulous! I love the look of hand made paper and this really creates that look. Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Amazing techniques! The tags turned out beautifulReplyDelete
Love this faux paper making technique. I love how your tags turned out, thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I love these embossed designs! Great project!ReplyDelete
you share with us Terri, All of the tags and paper background samples are awesome ! I can't wait to try this with my embossing folders. Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration your giving us !ReplyDelete
Gorgeous projects. Thanks so much for sharing your technique for making "faux handmade paper." The result is truly amazing.ReplyDelete
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