This tutorial was originally published in Bent, Bound and Stitched by Gieseppina “Josie” Cirinione. It was republished in the book Collage Crafts Gone Wild: Mixed-Media Projects and Techniques edited by Kristy Conlin, copyright 2013; featured here courtesy of CreateMixedMedia.com.
Clip art and decorative paper can come together strikingly through the modern marvels of photocopy technology. By photocopying clip art onto scrapbook paper or pages of a dictionary, you add instant dimension to any image. Try the same technique with a black-and-white photograph. For a quick and easy book idea, make a series of slide mounts and bind them together. -Josie
- alphabet stamps
- anatomy clip art
- annealed wire, 28-gauge
- cosmetic sponge
- double-sided tape
- glue stick
- inkpads: red, teal blue, burnt umber
- large slide mount
- needle tool
- old dictionary page
- rubber stamps
- scrapbook paper
- sewing machine
- small charm brads
- transparency sheet
- wire cutters
1. Photocopy several anatomy images onto an old dictionary page. Use a lace stamp and red ink to decorate a plain transparency. Set aside to dry.
2. Open the slide mount and cut it in half. Trace the slide mount onto the dictionary page.
3. Cut out the slide shape with scissors. Use the mount as a guide to cut out the stamped transparency as well. Position the lace along one side of the window.
4. Glue the slide mount to a piece of the Circles paper. Notch the corners, using scissors, and cut an X inside the window, from corner to corner. Apply more glue to the back of the slide mount and wrap the paper around the back to secure it.
5. Sew a couple of lines around the perimeter of the front of the slide mount, using a contrasting color thread.
6. Put a line of double-sided tape on the back of the slide mount, and adhere the stamped transparency.
7. Apply a second line of tape on top of the transparency, and adhere the dictionary paper to the back of the transparency. Trim off any excess paper or transparency. Use a needle tool to make a couple of holes at the top of the mount where you want a button to go.
8. Attach the button with a short length of wire, bending the wire flat in the back.
9. Punch two more holes where you want to add a charm, and attach the charm with wire as you did to secure the button.
10. Create a tiny tag and tie a length of thread onto it. Tie the thread onto the button.
11. Stamp a letter over the heart on the transparency, using a letter stamp and teal ink.
12. Create a folded card from cardstock that is a bit bigger than the slide mount. Cut a piece of Train Schedule paper the size of the front of the card and glue it to the cardstock.
13. Ink the edges of the card with a cosmetic sponge and Burnt Umber ink. Sew a border around the outer portion of the front of the card.
14. Punch holes in the corners of the slide mount, and then glue the mount to the front of the card. Use the needle tool to then punch holes through the card as well.
15. Add brads to the corners to finish.
This tutorial was previously published in Collage Crafts Gone Wild edited by Kristy Conlin, 2013. Republished here courtesy of CreateMixedMedia.com.
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