Not only is it National Craft Month, but today is International Women's Day, so it only makes sense to take some time to art today! I played around and used my ScanNCutDX to create a new piece of artwork for my studio. This a fun project to create, and you can customize it to your space. It’s also a great way to use up scraps of paper and fabric you have in your stash and would be fun to do in an art journal.
Paper/Fabric Scraps, Book Pages
NOTE - I used my ScanNCutDX for this project, but other versions of ScanNCut will work too!
- Apply Gesso to the canvas if desired.
2. Adhere black cardstock to the standard cutting mat.
3. Load the mat into your ScanNCutDX. Select “Patterns,” then select the lacy icon and then select the lacy lady pattern (AR-O130).
5. Select “cut” and “start” to begin cutting.
6. Unload the mat from the machine and carefully remove the cut pattern and remaining paper.
8. On the back side of the lady diecut, use a glue stick to adhere scraps of paper, fabric, or magazines to the open sections of the pattern and allow to dry.
10. Cut five ½” x 11” strips of the collated paper.
Use gel medium to adhere the strips along the edge of the canvas about ¼” from the edge.
11. On the lady diecut, trim off any scrap papers that extend beyond the edge of the shape and then use gel medium to adhesive it to the center of the canvas. Allow to dry.
But wait, there’s more…..
You still have some collaged papered left, so let’s turn that into a card.
Collaged printer paper
1. Trim collaged paper to 8.5” x 4.25”
2. Fold your collaged paper in half like a card, noting where the center of the front of the card is. Select “ok.” Choose a shape that will fit your stamp sentiment. For the example I choose the heart.
3. Adhere the collaged paper to the cutting mat and insert it into the machine.
4. Press the “scan” icon to scan in the collage paper.
5. Move your shape onto the center of the front of the card. Select “cut” and “start” to begin cutting.
6. Remove the card and stamp the sentiment onto the inside of the card so it shows through the shape you cut out.
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