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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Reviving old papers



I have loads of old 12 x 12 printed scrapbook papers........... don't you?  I have recently taken part in a swap where we had to alter a 12 x 12 sheet, cut it into nine 4 x 4 pieces and swap with others.

This is one I just did.  The original paper was grey and has printed white leaves on it.  To alter it I stamped with a bird stamp (a Stamp In The Hand) inked with Versamark and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  I then took a swirls stamp (Creative Expressions ) and inked with Stazon gold and randomly stamped with this.  The final touch was to spray with some heirloom gold Perfect Pearl Mist and allow to dry.  Can't easily be seen in the pic !

That was it, I then cut up and used a drips embossing folder to emboss each piece and then posted.  A new lease of life to all those old papers we have and they can be used on collage, cards and many other projects.

Sid xx

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23 comments:

  1. What great idea! You did an awesome job!

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  2. Looks so much better now-I might have to get my old stash out and have a try!

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  3. Oh fabulous job Harpie! Lovin' that new paper!

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  4. This is a great idea. I have loads that I don't like. That gold Stazon looks like my next purchase.

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  5. This is now a beautiful paper. Love the bird and gold

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  6. Fantastic idea. This is so much nicer than the original paper
    isa

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  7. Love the idea of altering papers, you did a fab job here..... Must have a go at this!

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  8. Oooh love what you've done with this page Sid xxx

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  9. Fantastic way to liven up your patterned papers Sid! x

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  10. looks great, a great idea must remember that one :) lol

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  11. nice one Sid - those drippy lines look great - I thought you had got the old sewing machine out for a moment there:)

    Jackie

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  12. Great idea, I should do the same. Like you I've got a huge stash of papers and this gives them a new life.

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  13. Sid - that is great - looks like the paper actually came that way. Wonderful!

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  14. Fun transformation Sid, great job!

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  15. This is great Sid, love the birds.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. What a brilliant idea - and how different it looks now that you have altered it. Well done!

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  17. Fab idea.......

    Sid ? You got your bunny ears on ????

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  18. Great idea to make old papers alive! Love the birds!
    Greetings, Yvon

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  19. Wow, what a great idea :-) love what you did with your old 12 x 12 paper!

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  20. Hi Sid, I've just been taking at peep at your older posts and came across this - I think that's a great way of reviving old papers. I have quite a few of these tucked away. You know, the ones that came in packs and didn't get used because they didn't particularly appeal or fit into what I was doing at the time, and when I started crafting I didn't even have any stamps. So I think I'll dig them out and see if I can transform them too. Elizabeth x #38

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