Ugly paper? No Worries

Hello over there!! I hope you have been enjoying your week so far! As promised I was going to share with you my extra tip on what to do with some of your ugly pieces of paper.

Let’s recap I’ve suggested; using it as a layer over another piece of paper, making invites (you can see that here)  and last but not least decoupage. Dec0-what? Don’t worry yes it sounds fancy but really there is nothing to it think glammed up paper mache except you don’t use the flour and water trick.

Horse

Here is a picture of what me and my mum got up to with some decoupage; Mum had brought a wooden rocking horse and wanted to add some flare to it (by the way this is for sale if you are interested in it check it out at Rustic Boom) she asked me if I would like to decorate it with some of my scrapbook papers. At first I admit I was thinking this isn’t going to work how is it going to look good, but once I had sifted through my papers and found all my browns and creamy looking colors we got stuck into it and boy did it turn out well!! What do you need to decoupage other then the paper? Well I recommend some handy PVA/craft glue and mix it with a bit of water so it’s a bit more runny and then just brush the back of the paper and what your decoupaging with the mixture and get sticking. Mum then went over the horse with some varnish once it was all done and dry which is what you need to do it your doing it on furniture. IMAG1352_1You can even do it for normal scrapbooking too I’ve done that a few times especially with tissue paper or just to make the page have a pattern different to what that paper was originally here is an example; It’s not the best one but it’s a great memory I have with my school friends (we were so cool!)

Well I hope my tips have helped you with your dilemma of ugly paper the other last and final thought would be if it’s just too hard to use on anything sell it as they say another persons trash is another persons treasure.

Enjoy the rest of your weeks look forward to hearing your ideas on what to do with ugly paper, Lauren.

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HELP!! I have UGLY paper!

Hello all, I’m sure we’ve all been there getting suck on idea on what to do with that piece of paper that just looks U-G-L-Y; Here are some tips that I have used to get rid of some of my not so nice scraps of paper.

  1. The easiest thing to do is to cut it up and use it as notes on the page or use it as some sort of embellishment. I find this helpful as if I have a really nice background but it just has too much going on I like to break it up with one of my ugly pieces or in the example below I simply used a plain colour background and then used the brown paper as a boarder for the photos I then suck over the top. This worked well because the not so nice brown suited the theme of dogs and when matched up with the right colour it didn’t look so bad. What are your thoughts?IMAG1335.jpg
  2. Make invites! Yes I know I’ve mentioned invites a few times in my blog but scrapbook paper has many uses and invites is one of the great ones! So you’re thinking EWWW I don’t want to use my ugly paper to send out to my friends! Well here is the tip use it and then embellish the jeebies out of it! I did it with a few of my baby shower invites as they were in the shape of a nappy and I simply added ‘it’s a boy.’ wording to it with a cute baby looking embellishment which then made the paper not look so bad.IMAG1336.jpg

Well hope you have enjoyed my handy tips stay tuned for next week as I share a bonus tip!

Enjoy the rest of this week, Lauren.