Paper Beads Experiment! #paperbeads

I saw some great tutorials on paper bead making and thought I would give it a try. I used vintage print paper and typed words. I’m also experimenting with bracelet designs.

I made my own paper beading tool out of a bamboo skewer. I split it on one end then used vintage print paper to wrap the holding end. I then applied two coats of Modge Podge. The final coat will be varnished.

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Next I rolled hundreds of tube paper beads. I thought it would be relaxing.

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I really loved the colors. I used distress inks.

Passport Project #ActivityBook

I’m volunteering with a Friday night church activity where meals are served. A “passport” activity book was suggested. I ran to my craft room to get started. This is what  came up with.

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Salute VMI

A friend has a son at VMI so I made a word book for her. I changed my style a bit to accommodate a more non kiddie theme. I added a transparency window and did a transfer technique to transfer the lettering. The book  has two sets of pockets for tags and journalingand beautiful complementary paper. Enjoy.

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