©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015
As summer is winding down in many places, it is still warm here in Southern Arizona. I have had such fun with the wonderful paper casting molds from AG that I just had to make a new card for a friend who loves everything “fishy”. The castings are quick to create and it just takes a few extra minutes to make extras to use for later projects.
- Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
- CP Nature’s Miniatures “Fish” (or mold of your choice)
- Scraps of blue and white paper (think junk mail)
- Blender, sponges & soft towels
- Microwave, heat gun or sunny window
- Scor-pal (LOVE the new 1/8” version)
- Die: CheeryLynn #B616 “Explore”
- Spellbinders’ Grande Calibur II™ machine
- Beacon QuickGrip™ and ZipDry™ adhesive
- Small eyed needle and variegated embroidery floss, one clear seed bead
- Scrap of white handmade paper
- Follow the instructions found in any of the AG paper making kits or books to create one sheet of blue handmade paper (think card stock weight).
- When the paper is dry, fold in half and tear to create two 5 ½ x 8 ½” pieces.
- Score and fold to create two 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards. Set one card aside for a future project.
- Create white slurry and cast one of more fish.
- When the fish casting is dry, use the brush to apply a coat of ZipDry™. adhesive to the inside back of the casting.
- When the adhesive is dry, use the needle to poke tiny holes in some or all of the “dots” on the fish.
- Working from the back of the fish, create tiny French knots in each of the holes. Attach the seed bead to the eye area with floss or adhesive.
- Die cut the word “Explore” from the scrap of white handmade paper.
Assemble the card:
- Attach the fish to the lower portion of the card with QuickGrip™.
- Attach the word with ZipDry™.
- Add a message inside the card. Enjoy!