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Follow Friday – Trimcraft / The Craft Blog

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Just a short post today to share with you guys the wonderful company that is Trimcraft for #followfriday

Of course, everyone reading this probably already knows who and what Trimcraft are, as they’re responsible for well known brands such as First Edition, Dovecraft, and Simply Creative.

But as well as that The Craft Blog is an incredible source for any crafter – they have tips, tricks, processes, freebies, and giveaways. As well as the ‘inspiration‘ section where their design team, as well as anyone else registered on the site, can post pictures of their creations to share.

They also have a YouTube channel which has both great tutorials and fun videos showcasing the products.

Plus of course their instagram (make sure to watch their instagram stories!), Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Besides their amazing products, what I love about this company is how they really care about being creative and communicating and networking with fellow crafters. Not many other companies provide so many freebies, tutorials, or host so many competitions and giveaways (which yours truly has even won one of!), or make such efforts to stay in touch with their followers.

You may already follow them on instagram, or facebook; but make sure to check out the blog and the website if you don’t already, it really has so many amazing crafty resources.

oh, and P.S. – no I was not paid in paper pads or washi to create this post, I just genuinely love this company 😛

P.P.S – if you have a blog and/or YouTube channel and would like to be featured on a Follow Friday (you can be a regular person, you don’t have to be a craft company!) please contact me using the form on the menu above, or email mspaperlover@outlookcom

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover

 

 

 

 

card making, Christmas, papercrafts, trimcraft

Trimcraft Bloggers Event – Christmas in August!

With a good 40% of the items in my craftroom being Trimcraft, when I got an email from them inviting me to their bloggers event, I squealed. I definitely squealed, loudly.

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So on Saturday 5th August a small hoard of bloggers and vloggers descended into the Trimcraft HQ in Nottingham (fun fact, between 2012-2016 I lived ten minutes away from their HQ and never knew!). We were greeted with… Christmas. Just, the most Christmassy Christmas of the Christmasses! They must have worked so hard to do all that, so massive kudos to the Trimcraft staff for their decorating skills!

They treated us to food, drink, and goodies galore! Even kicking things off with a Christmas present for us all…

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We were then introduced to all the gorgeous Christmas ranges and collections for this year:

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Items from the collections were spread all over the tables, and we got our craft on. We got our craft on hard. There were four craft activities during the day, two of which were things I had never ever done before. We made Christmas wreaths with decoupage (patch? maché? I still don’t know which is which)

Next was a quick session of Christmas card making, something I am certainly familiar with!

Those are mine on the left and then a snap of the pile of cards made by everyone. The cards are being donated to a local charity 🙂

The last two were a Christmas cracker:

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And then we made felt tree decorations which I was just… shockingly awful at. Really, truly, hilariously, awful. So much so I don’t have a picture of it (but it is featured in all its grotesque glory in my video of the event, which I’ll have a link for lower down this post). But I had fun making it! And that’s what is important… right? (seriously it’s so bad it’s almost good!)

However, if you were interested in making your own, you can find free templates on Trimcraft’s blog, The Craft Blog.

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Other Christmas Freebies

We also got to have a little nosy around their show room (called ‘Snow Room’ for the day, lolz). I nearly wept when I saw the display of First Edition Paper Pads:

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Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and so came home time. Though we did not go away empty handed, oh no no no. On our way out we were each presented with the most incredible goody bag featuring SO VERY MANY items from all the Christmas ranges this year. To see what is in the goody bag in detail you’ll have to watch my video, but here’s a photo of everything laid out:

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So a huge thank you to the Trimcraft staff for being the friendliest and most welcoming bunch of lovely people, and for all the hard work they put into the day. It was so much fun to meet new people and to craft away to your heart’s content using gorgeous new products and… not having to worry about cleaning up the mess afterwards!

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A “Craftermath”

I’ll have some Christmas crafts up here on the blog in the coming months, so keep an eye out for those.

And lastly, here’s the video I mentioned earlier, which includes a small amount of vlog footage from the day as well as a run through of all the items from the goody bag

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover

card making, how to, papercrafts, tutorial

Creative Process – A Teenager’s Birthday Card

When I make birthday (or anniversary or get well soon or whatever) cards, I don’t just make a load of generic cards and choose one for the recipient (though maybe I should, it would be far less time consuming), I really make them for that person; with them in mind. Their tastes, their aesthetic. And so on.

This card was for my eldest niece, for her fourteenth birthday. Being fourteen she needed something grown up enough, but also not too grown up (did that make sense? Probably not!). I chose the First Edition ‘Sweet Nothings’ paper pad by Trimcraft to make this card, as it has some seriously pretty papers in it.

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And the paper I chose for the base of my card is one of the textured papers with this beautiful wood and floral pattern on. I made the card 6×7″ (it needed to be slightly taller than 6″, you’re about to see why.

So I wanted to stitch my niece’s name onto the card. I printed off her name in one of my favourite fonts to stitch with (‘Beyond the Mountains’). This font does however often do this strange thing where it cuts off the bottom of some of the letters when you print so I filled in those bits with pencil.

I lined the template up to where I wanted it on my card and poked in the holes. If you’re new to paper stitching you can read my how-to on it here. Words are a little harder than shapes but it’s the same basic principle. Just make sure you have your printed template handy so you can use it for reference, sometimes all you can see is a load of holes and it’s hard to know what’s what.

I chose to stitch in white, as the cream thread I have is a bit of a yellow cream and so wouldn’t work with this card. But this turned out to be a bit of an error too as once the word was stitched it was quite hard to see. It shows up better on the picture above but in real life you had to squint to read it!

To solve this problem I decided to fill in the letters with some colour, using this ‘tea dye’ varnish, so that it would be a fairly subtle colour. As you may be able to see I did accidentally paint some of the thread, I don’t have a very steady hand, but it doesn’t matter too much!

Once that was all done and dry it was time to do the rest of the card. Whenever I’m doing a project like this I have a little root through my ephemera packs to see what I have to match, then throw it all into a little basket so it’s handy.

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Then, well, I stuck it on! I had a play around first, seeing what I wanted to put where, and I usually take a couple of photos on my phone to see what I like best. This is what I ended up with:

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It’s a mix of pieces from the cut-apart sheet from the Sweet Nothings paper pad, and some punch outs from it too. Then some random things I found in my ephemera root around!

The paper you can just see behind the card is what I used to line the inside. Because of the stitching on the front I had to cover up the mess of washi tape and knots that was behind it! IMG_3991

Being a teenager, my niece wanted money and make up for her birthday. I’d already wrapped the make up I’d bought her but I also made a little cash envelope using my WE R MEMORY KEEPERS 123 punch board. Which I stuck down with a velcro dot on the inside of the card so it would be easy for her to remove.

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I also wrote ‘for you’ on a black label with an embossing pen and embossed it with gold powder.

On every card I make I emboss this ‘handmade with love’ stamp too for something to put on the back of the card.

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The last thing to do was to make an envelope, again using my 123 punch board. I chose what I thought was a suitable paper from the First Edition pad…IMG_3999

…and once it was punched I also did some simple decoration on the front of the envelope, adding her name with alpha stickers. Which I forgot to take a picture of, woops!

So there it is, one of my homemade, personalised cards. Because of the stitching, which can take an absolute age, the whole thing probably took me about 90 minutes. But I love making my cards really special for my family and close friends.

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Oh I forgot, I added some flat back pearls too! That’s it… I think!

Thanks so much for reading, let me know if you’d like to see more card making posts 🙂

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover

 

Brimbles, brimbles sticker club, mixed media, sticker kit, tutorial

Brimbles July Sticker Club – Smoothie

 

Woop woop! My first post as a Brimbles Sticker Club design team member. This post is also featured on the brimbles blog.

Alright, I admit, I’m not so good at eating fruit, but I do like a smoothie. So when I saw this month’s kit I remembered some silly selfies I had on my phone I’d sent in a group chat after making myself a smoothie one day. I decided this month’s kit would be perfect for making a fun creative journal spread, featuring said silly selfies.

The first thing I did was throw some watercolour on the pages (of a standard size traveller’s notebook). I had the stickers nearby so I could make sure the colours matched. I made one side more green because I knew that’s where I was going to put the photos, which had lots of green in the background.

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While I waited for that to dry, I got out my Copic markers and fineliners and drew out and then coloured a glass full of smoothie. I’m fairly happy with how it turned out:

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(for Copic Marker users I used R00, RV10, RV13, and R85)

Then I painted the ’empty’ part of the glass with the same colours I’d painted the right hand page, went over the lines with a black fineliner, and cut it out:

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Then came sticking time! I started with some of the washi strips and boxes from the kit that I wanted in the background:

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Then stuck down my photos and the glass:

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Next was my favourite part of the whole layout. I started by getting the watercolours out again and painting a pink swirl going down into the glass:

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(yes I smudged the black fineliner a bit but it’s ok because it gets covered up!)

Then once that was dry I stuck down a load of the cute little fruit stickers on the swirl as if they were going down into the smoothie (sorry little fruits!)

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As you can see I purposely placed one sticker (the apple) where I could draw the rim of the glass over it, to really give the idea that they were going down into the glass of delicious smoothie!

After that I got sticker happy…

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Especially with those little phrase stickers. I LOVE a good pun, so those cracked me up far more than they really should have. The only stickers used that are not from this month’s kit are those I used for the ‘smoothie’ title. They were from Mrs Brimbles last year.

Then I got a little more sticker happy, just filling up some spaces that I thought looked like they needed a little something more. I even fussy cut out a little orange from the washi strip as a wanted a little fruit!

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Spot the little orange? Just a reminder to do whatever you want with stickers, cut boxes in half, fussy cut them, etc.,: they’re just as versatile as paper, but you don’t have to add glue! I also used the page flags from the functional sheet of stickers to make some bunting in the top corner.

And there we go! An admittedly, very silly journal spread, that was great fun to make. It’s not about anything important or life changing, but it’s a fun memory to look at.

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If you’re interested, I also have a process video on this spread which you can watch here, and I also used sticker’s from this kit to decorate a week in my personal size planner:

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I also have a Plan With Me Video on this spread.

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover

 

how to, printables, sticker kit

Free Printable Sticker Kit – Summer Garden

Hello!

I promised you guys free printables on this blog and here is the first! – a simple sticker kit for your planner (or journal or scrapbook or whatever).

There is both a main kit with full boxes, half boxes, quarter boxes, etc.

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And a sheet of washi strips:

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The photos in this kit are my own – so there’s no issues with copyright. The only thing I ask is if you use the stickers and share on your blog, instagram, YouTube, whatever, then you link back to me either with my web address or by tagging me on instagram 🙂 Plus I’d love to see how you use it!

The files you need are at the bottom of this post. There are cut files for silhouette users, and then pdf or jpeg files for non-silhouette peoples. I’ve made all the shapes really simple for those who don’t have a silhouette so they’re easy to cut. So just print out onto sticker paper and cut away! – and remember if you don’t have sticker paper to print on then it’s not too much more work to print on normal paper and then use glue!

note – I realise not everyone’s printers get along so well with photo files, I plan to have some printables in the future with my artwork which will be easier to print, so look out for those!

If you’d like to see how I used my kit then you can watch the Plan With me Here:

 

Ok, enough preamble, here are the files:

Silhouette Main Kit

Silhouette Washi Strips

FLORAL STICKER KIT – MS.PAPERLOVER pdf

FLORAL WASHI – MS.PAPERLOVER PDF

(for the jpegs right click on and then save the pictures above)

If you have any trouble with the files please feel free to email me – but please remember I am by no means a technical expert so I may not be able to answer everything.

Thanks so much and happy sticking!

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover

 

 

 

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HOW TO – Paper Stitching (Simple)

I don’t know about you guys but I often find within the papercrafting (or crafting in general) world there are some things people just presume you know how to do. Things that may seem simple to some but if you don’t know how… then you don’t know how!

One of those things is paper stitching  by hand (or sewing). Something that is, yes, relatively simple, but something that is assumed that you just KNOW what to do. For those who have a background or even basic knowledge of sewing or cross stitch (such as myself) it seems easy and straightforward. But to some people it’s not; and that’s ok.

It’s ok to not know how to do stuff, stuff that seems so simple to the rest of the world. I guarantee you there are more people than you think wondering how to do it.

So I’m going to show you how to paper stitch by hand. I am by no means an expert, but I’ll make it simple and won’t use fancy-wancy words (or if I do I’ll explain them).

So first, what you’ll need:

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First you’ll need a pointy tool of some kind to make holes in the paper. You could, I suppose, use a large needle, but your hands and fingers won’t thank you for it. Search on eBay (or your website of choice) for a ‘paper pricking tool’, or get an awl. Technically an awl is for beading and jewellery making type stuff but it does the same job. The Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Picker  is a popular choice, but not the cheapest.

Then you will need some sort of mat to do your pricking on (don’t laugh!). You can get proper pricking or piercing mats from all sorts of places, but I’m cheap – so I use this foam heart covered in felt I bought in Hobbycraft (in the kids section!) for less than £1. Sure it won’t last as long as a ‘proper’ mat, but it does the job! You could also use foam mats or corrugated cardboard from an old box. They won’t be as easy to use, particularly the cardboard, but if it’s your first time you don’t want to really splash out on the equipment.

Next you’ll need a needle, ideally an embroidery needle that doesn’t have a sharp end (ouchies!) but really you can use whatever. Just as long as the eye is big enough for the thread to go through and it’s not too wide to go through the holes you pierce!

Last is some thread, obviously. Most people, including yours truly, use embroidery thread/silk. I buy mine from eBay in bulk (I only really need cream and white) but you can pick the stuff up from all sorts of places.

Oh, and I nearly forgot – some paper! Well, card or cardstock really – paper is a little flimsy. I’ve just punched out a 3″ heart from a random bit of cardstock I had lying around for the purpose of this how to as I wanted it to be a simple shape.

Ok, let’s get started. Step one – PRICK!

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I don’t think there’s too much to explain here. Don’t push the tool too far through or your holes will be too big. Space them however you want, except don’t go too close or they might tear and leave you with one giant hole. And don’t make them too near the edge of the card, you want a few millimetres or when you start stitching the thread will fall out the sides –  one thing to remember is card is not as sturdy as material, and is way more likely to tear when making holes in it!

Step Two – thread dat needle!

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Two things to say about this: one, embroidery thread/silk is made of six very small strands. You do not want to do this with all six strands, so split it into two strands of three. Don’t go too fast or you’ll end up with a big knot.

You can actually use however many strands you damn well please, but I find three to be the best.

I forgot to picture it, but it will save you lots of stress and frustration if you use a needle threader with that embroidery silk. Those multiple strands can be an absolute pain to get through the eye.

Step Three – start stitching! With your first stitch start from the bottom through to the top, then underneath secure with some washi.

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If you’re old school or simply inclined to do so, you can of course make a knot or two instead- or if you don’t have washi to use (in which case we need to have words). But securing your thread down with washi is just SO much easier.

Step Four – continue to stitch!

Now, there’s two ways we can go about this, the first is the simple up-down-up-down stitch, which is fine, but doesn’t look as nice. To get the traditional ‘paper stitching’ look, you need to back-stitch. Many of you will be thinking ‘DUH, I know how back stitch!’, but as I said at the beginning of this post, not everyone does, so here goes:

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Bring your needle through from the bottom/underneath of your card, then instead of going forward, go backward, when you bring the needle back through the card. Then from underneath, skip over a hole when you bring the needle back through to the top.

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Then just do the same thing again. Up through, go backwards a hole to pull it down through the bottom, skip a hole underneath, and bring it back through the top. Repeat ad nauseam.

And that’s it!

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When you’ve finished and snipped off the excess thread remember to secure down the last little bit with washi again. If you’ve run out of thread at any point during it’s fine, just start again from where the thread ran out! The backs of my paper stitching projects are always a mess of washi because I’m hilariously terrible at estimating how much thread I’ll need!

I very quickly did an example of how the stitching would look if you did the very simple up-down stitch rather than the back-stitch:

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I got away with these due to the dots on the paper making it look from a distance like I’ve done more stitching than I have. But I definitely think the back-stitch looks best.

So there we go! A, hopefully, very simple guide on how to do paper stitching. I chose very simple shapes for this post but you can stitch any shape you want to. I do lot of word stitching, which is a smidgen more complicated as it just requires a bit more attention. I may do another post on how to do that in the future, so look out for that!

For now, I shall leave you, and wish you the best for all your paper stitching projects!

If there’s any papercrafting related thing you’ve always wanted to know how to do, but been afraid that it’s too ‘simple’ to ask about, or that people might laugh at you for asking, please ask! I’d be more than happy to do a tutorial on it.

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover

budget crafting, mixed media

Making Your Own Spray Ink

 

OK, so if you’re cheap like me, you don’t like paying big prices for stuff like Heidi Swapp Color (Colour!) Shine, or Dylusions Sprays, or any other craft/mixed media spray inks.

Don’t get me wrong, those things are GREAT, and if I were overflowing with cash then I would buy them ALL! And there’s certainly some on my ‘to buy at some point’ list. But alas, I cannot have them all.

So here’s some ways to have spray ink for your craft and mixed media projects without spending loads.

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First and foremost, you’re going to need some empty spray bottles. I bought the one in this picture from eBay, it was a few pound for six of them.  You can also find them in Wilko, Superdrug, Boots, etc.,.  Usually they’ll be in the ‘travel sized toiletries’ section.

Next, to make this gold ‘ink’, you need some gold acrylic paint. Mine is from hobbycraft, but go with the acrylic of your choice. Last, and this is the more difficult and expensive item to obtain, is some mica powder. The one I’m using here is ‘Gold Pearl Shine’.

For those who don’t know, mica powder is a (very) fine powder you mix with water in a spray bottle to create a sparkly, iridescent effect (there’s also a bajillion other uses but we won’t go into those). You may be questioning why make gold spray when the mica powder does that? Good question! I do use these a lot in crafting but as it says on the tin, they’re iridescent, so the effect is subtle. Pretty, but subtle. Sometimes you can only see the effect when you hold it up to sunlight. And that’s not what I want for this spray.

So, step one.

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Very ungracefully squirt a bit of paint into the bottle. It will look a little bit like a gold turd and you will giggle.

Step two, add mica powder

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Now, I can’t tell you exactly how much because I just eyeballed it. To give you some frame of reference that spray bottle is 30ml.

Step 3, add water

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Again, can’t tell you how much exactly. About >>>that<<< much.

Step 4, shake it up, baby!

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I shook that bottle VERY vigorously, yet it didn’t pick up all the acrylic paint. So I used something long and thin (a crochet needle in my case) to stir it and pick up the paint that had stuck to the bottom. And then I shook it again!

Step 5, test!

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So this was my first result. As you can see it’s a little dark and the spray is quite thick. It’s also not that shiny. Not what we want. So I added some more water and some white acrylic paint, to lighten it up a little.

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Result…

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Better on the colour, but not consistency. So, I added even more water (only about 5-10ml at a time) and…

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TAH-DAH!

It’s shiny, it’s not too heavy, and it gets the job done. I now have gold spray ‘ink’. It does need a very good shaking each time I use it, but that’s the case with most brand sprays anyway.

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Now onto some other options.

A few months ago I published a haul video from The Works. In it I got some of this ‘Ocaldo Drawing Ink’ for £2 a bottle, and a number of people have asked me about it: how good it is, what I do with it, etc.

The answer is, I spray it.

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I mixed ink and water at a ratio of about 60:40, gave it a good shake (making sure the lid was FIRMLY on), and here are the results:

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The picture on the left is just spraying at a distance of about 20cm, on the right is taking off the lid and using the pipe to drop splats of ink onto the paper. I could of course add some appropriately coloured mica powder to make it sparkly if I wanted to.

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The other Ocaldo inks, the ‘Shellac’ drawing inks, are a little different. They’re far more viscous and as such need to be mixed with more water, the ratio I used was probably about 50:50. When they’ve been standing for a while the ink settles to the bottom so they need a very good shake before use (the other inks not so much, just a little shake!).

The Rose Gold ink looks a very orangey copper in the bottle, but does come out a colour a little closer to rose gold when sprayed on something.

Here are some examples of using these inks as sprays…

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At the bottom I have used a mix of the pink (cerise) and the rose gold, and also done some ink ‘dropping’ straight out the bottle. The top notebook is a mix of the blue and the silver (and also some Distress Stain at the bottom but shhh we won’t talk about that).

So there we are! Some options for spray inks on a budget. I realise the mica powder may be pricey to buy at first but it’s well worth the investment as you can do so much with them, and they last FOREVER. If you really don’t want to buy any (understandable), then there is a gold Ocaldo ink, it just never seems to be in stock 😦

Thanks so much for reading. Let me know what you think and if you have any of your own budget mixed media solutions!

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover

Brimbles, hauls, unboxings

Brimbles Box – June 2017 – and some news!

Hello Paper Lovers! So, my first blog post (sort of) is a last. The last Brimbles Box that is.

I’ll talk more about that at the end of this post; for now, let’s look at what was inside this box.

The first items I pulled out, as ever, were the 12×12 papers. This box had two double sided papers, and one cut apart. Here are the double sided:

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I just love the blue watercolour on these, it’s absolutely stunning. I’ve almost always had trouble deciding which sides of the papers to use with the Brimbles Box, and even though there’s two provided so you don’t have to decide, I still struggle! I think the white side with the waves would be perfect for a sea themed scrapbook page. The blue side with the white dots would make a lovely cover for a travellers’ notebook insert, but also a great sea-themed birthday card. Ahhhhh decisions decisions.

Next is the cut apart:

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My goodness I love this. The mix of the watercolour, the images of the mermaid and jellyfish, and the photos of the shoreline and the lighthouse are just so up my street. So much so I may have to purchase another from the Brimbles store while they’re still in stock!

Next is the postcard and sticky notes

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The sticky notes I’ll use these in my journal mostly, or to decorate happy mail. The larger one with the purple watercolour would look really nice on the front of an envelope with the recipient’s address written on it. Sticky notes like this I tend to think of as ‘partially pre-glued ephemera’; and I’m pretty sure I’ll be fussy cutting that mermaid out a fair few times. She’s too pretty to hide out in the black hole that is my sticky note drawer.

It may take me a while to use that postcard, however. Not because I don’t like it, quite the opposite actually. It’s just too pretty and it’s the last one and I just need to hoard it for a while before I’m emotionally ready to use it (stationery is very serious, people).

Ok, what’s next….ooh stickers, yay!

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Mermaid stickers, woop woop.

Ok first is the ‘planner’ stickers. For me these stickers sheets are darn well near perfect to decorate my personal size inserts. I love the little arrows so much, always have. They’re so handy for pointing out and drawing attention to the reeeeaaally important stuff you have to get done that week.

The decorative stickers are just…drool.

Mermaids are my favourite fantasy creature. Well, other than dragons, and Tolkien’s Dwarves, and dæmons from His Dark Materials…

Ok, Mermaids are one of my top five fantasy creatures. But they also mean the sea and I LOVE the sea. So yes, point being. These stickers are lush.

I’ve been a fan of Anna’s artwork since forever, but that mermaid (and the little crab dude!) is one of my favourite things she’s ever done. I think it’s the way Anna painted the hair and tails that is just so very beautiful. (Fun fact, I had blue hair for a time when I was way cooler than I am now).

Anyhoo, time for the last two items…

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The ephemera matches the stickers, and is as equally beautiful (note to self: must not hoard, must use!)

Then we have the ‘mermaid treats’ bag. Which is very, very pretty. I am just loving the turquoise sparkly mermaid. I will not be using it for stationery or craft related reasons, however (sorry). I’ve decided to be hilariously ironic and use the bag for my ‘on the go’ pill case (because it says ‘treat’, geddit?!). I take a lot of tablets, and I have to have a supply in my handbag for when I’m out and about. I’ve been using the current ‘meds bag’ (a very cute cat pencil case) for a few months now, so I figure I’m allowed to change it up. Plus, did I mention the turquoise glitter? Of course I need to see that every day!

So there we are, the June, and the very last, Brimbles Box. It certainly went out with a bang!

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Though I completely understand Anna’s reasons, I’m still a little sad that it’s over. I got my first box in November 2015, so for over 18 months I’ve had the beautiful contents of a Brimbles Box to play with.

HOWEVER

The monthly sticker club is still running, woohoo. So you’ll still be able to get pretty stickers made from Anna’s original art work plus other matching stickers. YAYS.

Oh, also, yours truly is on the Sticker Club Design Team.

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YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY

 

Here’s a link to some info about the Monthly Sticker Club. I highly suggest you go check it out if you haven’t already… there are glorious and wonderful things in the works.

 

So you’ll be seeing my monthly blog posts for the design team both on Anna’s blog and here. Whether I change or edit them slightly for my own blog remains to be seen, we’ll see how it goes.

 

So for now, a fond farewell to the Brimbles Box. And a big HELLOOOOOO to the Sticker Club (which yes, has already been running for a few months but you get the point).

For now my dears, thanks so much for reading. As my blog is shiny and new I’d super appreciate it if you could follow me by clicking the appropriate buttons that are in the sidebar, or subscribing by email, or via bloglovin’ (also in sidebar).

 

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Hey Paper Lovers, and welcome to mspaperlover.com!

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I’m Grace, and I’m late-twenty-something planner, scrapbooker, creative journaler, card maker…                                                                                                                                             (just all of the papercrafts, really).

I’ve been a YouTuber, sharing tutorials, process videos, hauls, and unboxings, since the end of 2015. You can find a link to my channel up at the top of the page, just click the YouTube icon below my face 😀

Please bear with me as I get this website up and running properly – it’s been a while (a long while) since I did website design at school.

Eventually there will be a blog featuring more tutorials and processes, as well as free printables and other such fun things. I hope you stick around!