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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Craft Ideas

Craft Ideas - How to Make Organic Stationery

Howdy everyone! Yes, I said "Howdy." That's good ol' East Texas slang. I hope everything is going well for you. Today I will share how to make Organic Style Stationary/Greeting Cards.

Materials Needed:
1 Red Apple
Card Stock
Acrylic Paints
Paint brush
Embossing Pen
Embossing Powder
Embossing Gun

Instructions

Cut apple in half from top to bottom. Allow apple to dry about 20 minutes. At the end of 20 minutes touch the apple and make sure the apple is not very wet. As a matter of fact, the less juice on the apple the better or the paint will just soak in. Dab the apple onto a napkin to remove any excess juice. Don't worry about the apple the turning brown, that's not a problem.

Apply paint to the apple. The paint will go on the part that you just newly exposed, not the red part. Be creative. You can have the outline as one color, the center of the apple can be another color, or however you like. I would suggest outlining the apple in red so that when you apply it to the card stock it will look like an apple. If the paints mix when you apply them to the apple that is OK because that adds to the organic feel. Keep in mind the apple is acting as a stamp.

Place the painted side of the apple onto the card stock. Be sure to center your design before actually placing on the paper. Press the apple down firmly. Carefully, slide the apple and the card stock off of your workspace. Be careful to not move the apple on your paper or it will mess up your design. Once you have the apple and paper off of your workspace, continue to carefully press the paper onto the apple to ensure that you are touching each and every part of the painted apple so that all the painted area is covered. This is done because unless you are able to cut the apple perfectly (which is unlikely) you will have small hills and bumps that can only be covered by pressing the paper onto the apple.

Once the paint is dry it's time to use the embossing pen. Draw small circles that represent the seeds in the middle of the apple shape that is on your cardstock. Also, draw on a stem. The embossing pen dries rather fast so you will need to be quick. Cover the seeds and the stem that you drew with the embossing powder and then use your embossing gun over the embossing powder. This gives your apple design that special detailed touch.

This is such a fun craft to make! Have fun!

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