Monday, September 26, 2016
Hello, Donna here with a flower I would like to show you using hand made paper using Arnold Grummer paper making kit. Here is what you will need.
paper (junk mail or any paper you want to get rid of)
small stick (I just found one in the yard)
silk leaves (or you can make your own)
Arnold Grummer paper making dip handmold
Make your paper according to the directions, you can find all kinds of videos on youtube by Arnold showing how to make paper. Cut out your flower petals and remember, nothing in nature is perfect so don't make them each the same. Then mold them into the shape you want them and add a layer of glue to help them hold their shape.
After you have all your petals formed, let them dry and then glue them together to form the flower.
I also added a bud and glued that to the end of the branch.
Glue your leaves onto the branch making sure they will show when you add the flower.
Once the flower is all dry, you can paint it any color you want your flower to be, Let that dry and then glue that on top of the leaves. You now have a flower you can use on a coffee table, end table, book shelf or what ever you would like to do with it. Mine is big enough to use as a decoration on a shelf.
Have fun, and I would love to see what you can come up with using Arnold Grummer's supplies.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
It is hard to believe that fall is almost upon us! Here in Michigan, it is still quite hot and flowers are still in bloom. I decided to grab some from the garden and preserve them for a card! I did not want to wait for them to dry for several weeks so instead, I got out my Microfleur.
Available at the Arnold Grummer's website - the Microfleur allows you to press and dry flowers with your Microwave! This is fun, quick and easy!
My husband just had a birthday and I was able to snag, save, all of the envelopes from the cards. These make amazing colorful papers! I love this blue! I cut the mason jar out of vellum which allowed the stems to show through.
Don't forget to visit the store where you can get the Microfleur and the Pour Handmold. We would love for you to share your projects with us on Facebook.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hello folks, Tamiko here. For the last few weeks I have been looking at my stash of keys and I'm going to find a way to use them or just toss them!! Of course I found a way to use them!
How to make a paper cast:
Torn tissue papers and a few cups of water pulsed in the blender, creates a paper slurry. I removed even more water by allowing the slurry to be processed through a strainer I found on the Arnold Grummer site.
I've then prepared my mold by brushing it lightly with a release agent like olive oil. After the mold was prepped, we place pulp in the mold very carefully pressing it deeply into all the crevices of the cast. I removed more water by pressing sponge against the mold. You can let the paper dry by placing it in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes on a low temperature or let it air dry, for a few hours. Once the cast is dry, you can decorate as normal.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Hello everyone, I hope all enjoyed their weekend. I know I did because I had it off work :).
Today I am showing you a small flower pot I made and put a tiny off spring of a cactus I have that fell off into it. This will be perfect because you don't water cactus like you do normal plants.
I pressed paper pulp into a small pot I had and let it dry. I then coated the outside with a layer of glue to make it stronger. Then made a bow out of a paper strip and added a small gem to it then added cactus potting soil to it and planted my mini cactus. It is so cute and just the right size for propaganding an off shoot.
You will need:
paper, I used junk mail
strip of paper
Please check out the Arnold Grummer paper making store here for all your hand made paper products you need to get started making your own paper. Have fun!!