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DT Varalusikka: Flower ATCs by Paperiliitin

2019-08-02
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Moikka! It’s Riikka here today to share a little project with you. This time the beautiful flower pages of an herbarium inspired me, and I did some ATCs using them. You could use these as a part of your journal or then scale the techniques a bit bigger and do a journal page instead.  I started by cutting bases for ATCs out of kraft colored cardstock. The measurements are 2½x3½”. But naturally, if you are doing an insert to your page or a gift tag, you can use any size substrate. Then I covered the background with the vintage treasures from Paper Garden. I just love the color of the old...
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DT Varalusikka: Rose Garden Journaling by Paperiliitin

2019-06-25
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Heippa! It’s Riikka here today to share a project with you. This time I did a video to go with it so you can see my process. It’s an easy peasy journal page, inspired by glossy pictures.  I’m not sure if glossy pictures as widely known. In Finnish they are called “kiiltokuva”. I think the tradition might come from Germany and the little pictures are known throughout the Nordic countries, but for example Wikipedia doesn’t have a page about them in English. So maybe they are only known here in the Northern Europe.  As a child I had a collection of glossy pictures. I also have my mother’s...
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Step By Step with Emilia Enchanted Forest Fairy Queen

2019-05-08
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STEP BY STEP Follow my journey through the enchanted forest, step by step. STEP 1.I had the book cover chosen for a kind of a canvas, but I wanted to have a bit more 3D effect coming through behind all the forthcoming layers. So, I took a 49 and Market sheet and with a ruler, ripped a suitable sized part as a second base. Then I ripped and folded the edges look like dried moss, lichen or birchbark. When I was happy with the outcome, I distressed all the edges with Distress Ink (walnut stain colour). STEP 2.Using very dry brush, I gently added a soft veil of gesso here and there, to blend...
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DT Varalusikka: Step by Step - Let Life Surprise You Journal Page by Paperiliitin

2019-05-07
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Hi there! It's Riikka from Paperiliitin blog here today to share a little project with you! It's good to be back and hopefully post something inspiring for you!  It's spring time and soon after that it's summer and then the fields are filled flowers! You can already see a hint of green creeping in underneath the snow. First daring flowers are emerging from the snow drifts and the ever increasing light makes the birds sing and makes little brooks appear.      I used some of the gorgeous old papers from Paper Garden as my background, layered some pretty Paper Garden washi on top and...
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DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 2 / 2019

2019-03-27
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Tervehdys askarteluhuoneelta! Kun tein ensimmäistä työtä Varalusikan #varalusikkateam merkeissä tajusin, että pitäisikö lopultakin toteuttaa pitkäaikainen haaveni tehdä oma altered book. Se olisi juuri täydellinen näille vintage projekteille. Ensimmäisen kirjan valmistelu tapahtui lopulta niin käden käänteessä (en ymmärrä mikä mörkö tämä on ollut mulle vuosia?!?), että päätin tehdä siitä myös lyhyen videon.  Innostuin niin täyttämään tuota Altered kirjaa heti niin urakalla, että piti tehdä vielä toinekin kirja. Tämä ensimmäinen on omistettu Varalusikka projekteille ja toinen on varattu...
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DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 3 / 2019

2019-03-27
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Tervehdys Askarteluhuoneelta! On taas ollut ihanan inspiroiva hetki Varalusikan materiaalien äärellä tekemässä DT-työtä. Tämäkin sivu on tehty minun altered bookiini. Gessoa sivun päälle kevyesti. Tämän päälle värejä Distress Ink -musteella. Sivulle Varalusikan mallistosta washi-teippiä, upeita tekstejä, kuvia, doily papereita, nauhoja ja vanhoja papereita.Kiitos kun piipahdit!Jehkottaren blogi: http://jehkotar.blogspot.com(C) Jehkotar 2019 & Paper Garden Varalusikka 2019
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DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 1 / 2019

2018-12-01
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Tervehdys täältä pajalta! Yksi ihanimpia asioista vuodessa 2019 on uusi yhteistyö! Olen aloittanut yhteistyön upean suomalaisen yrityksen kanssa, joka valmistaa ja myy upeita vintagetuotteita! Valikoimassa on kuukausikittejä, todella aitoja, vanhoja vintage papereita, kirjepapereita, leimoja, washi-teippejä jne. jne... Valikoima on loistava ja todellinen, täydellinen aarre-aitta sinulle, joka rakastat vintage tuotteita. Tämä upea kauppa on Teron ja Emilian upea luomus!  Tavoitteena on tehdä heidän ihana kauppansa tunnetummaksi suomalaisten keskuudessa. Varalusikan fyysinen koti on...
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Guest Project by Paperiliitin: Paint the Sky with Stars

2018-11-11
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Moikka! It’s Riikka here with second last guest project! These last two projects make a pair of some sort. They are similar in ways but yet so different in others. Both of the projects have similar mediums in use but differ in color – the other one is pale and subtle, the other one, as you can see, dark with deep colors. This project is constructed on top of an old book cover. A cover is perfect for this kind of assemblage as it’s sturdy enough to hold the weight of the embellishments and moisture of the mediums. I love to do assemblages as I can then play with different embellishments and...
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GUEST PROJECT BY PAPERILIITIN: Dusting off time from butterfly wings

2018-11-11
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Bittersweet hello! It’s Riikka here again – this time with my last guest project with this batch of goodies. Like I wrote in the last post, this project and one I shared last one have similarities. Some of the mediums are the same but projects differ in others. What I also tried to show with these two last ones, was the effect of color. A composition looks totally different in black than in white. In this project I used Texture Fantasy paste set called “Old Wall”. The pastes are matt and grainy and give an impression of an old wall or concrete. The set holds three jars, which can be used...
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Guest Project by Paperiliitin: Fairy Card

2018-10-13
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Syysterveiset – that means autumn greetings! How’s the weather and season in your neck of woods? It’s Riikka here with fifth guest project! This time it’s a really quick and easy one, a fairy card. The inspiration to this came from the beautiful old post card I got inside my box of goodies. I loved the card as it was, but as a crafter I naturally needed to alter it, to make something out of it. So I cut the little fairy out and gave her something else to sit on and changed the look otherwise, too.  Where as I used text from an old book in my previous project, the layout, I now used...
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