Day Sixteen - Crafty McBean!
Happy Memorial Day!
It's week 5 of my 31 Crafty Flowers in 31 Days!Today's crafty flower is a packing tape transfer! This is such a fun and easy technique.
It's especially fun with kiddos. They can create their own little scrapbooks or journals full of transfers.
It's also a great way to include images from magazines and old books for your lapbooks in homeschooling
If you want to include larger images or maps in your lapbooking, you can use clear contact paper instead of packing tape.
Here's what you need to get started:
-Packing Tape (the cheaper the better) or clear contact paper
-an image from a magazine, old calendar, junk mail, packaging, newspaper, photos printed on a laser printer (ink jet won't work)
-Optional ribbon & tags to decorate
Cut out the image you want to transfer and cover it with packing tape. Burnish with a bone folder or the back of a spoon.
Make sure there are no air pockets or bubbles.
You can now soak the image in a bowl of water for 15 to 20 minutes or (if you're in a hurry) hold the image under running water until the paper is thoroughly saturated.
This will take longer the thicker your backing paper is.
Begin rubbing the backing paper off under the running water.
For a distressed look ruse a sponge to create scratches in the image.
Burnish your image to the background paper and trim.
Now you have a transfered image that you can use for a scrapbook page embellishment, in your journal, as a tag, on a handmade card, as part of a school project and all kinds of fun crafty ideas!
I punched a hole in mine and tied on some ribbon for a tag to add to my tag tree!
Hope you're having a fun holiday weekend!
Grace & Peace,
"Now the top pieces on the pillars of the porch were made to look like lily flowers, as tall as a man."
-1 Kings 7:19