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Vintage Tag Tutorial - Beige Dreams

2019-08-10
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Hello darlings,here's a quick tutorial for the Dreamy Beige Vintage Tag Kit that is now available on our webshop!These really are very easy and quick tags to make, and of course you can use yor own materials and get inspired by these tutorial photos!If you haven't got the kit, you'll need: - card stock paper for the tag- vintage paper- lady print- tea dyed lace- paper flowers- tea dyed doily- hole circleThe tag sixe is optional, the size of the kit tags is 7,5 x 15cm which is basically a 6" x 6" paper in half. 1. Cut the upper corners, cut a hole, glue a hole circle in place.2. Distress all...
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DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 4 / 2019

2019-08-02
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A short summary of Jehkotar's blogpost in English. Taru created a new spread to her Varalusikka Altered Book. She glued papers from the Paper Garden subscription boxes first. Then she used washis, doilies, tickets etc., and tickets made with Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous ticket stamps. The next stemp was to add vintage photois and Tim Holtz paper dolls. After letting the pages dry properly, Taru used crayons/other colouring pens to give contrast to the pages. You can use pens like watercolour pens, crayons, oil pastels, Stabilo Alls, Faber-Castell Artist Brushses... With the chosen...
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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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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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Varalusikka's Favourite Printables

2019-04-12
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Greetings from the Paper Garden!So many of our dear customers have asked during the years, if we could sell the beautiful prints we use in our junk journals, monthly boxes, everywhere. We have often thought about it, collecting pdf printables or prints, but somehow it has never felt quite right. You see, lots of the images we use are from Pinterest. Naturally, most are from our own private collections, but there are more documents and like, not that many botanical prints etc. But the ones most beautiful are usually from Pinterest, free to use, when just dig deep enough to find them. So, we...
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DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 2 / 2019

2019-03-27
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A short summary of Jehkotar's blogpost in English. Taru created her first altered book and used Varalusikka Paper Garden materials for it. She made also a short video about it.  Taru covered the spread with clear gesso, let it dry properly, and sprayed the pages with Tattered Angels brown Glimmer Mist spray. Then she took a baby wipe and wiped the page through a Tim Holtz stencil to get a tattered, worn out, soft pattern.The next step was layering the pages with washi tapes and papers. Taru distressed the paper edges with brown Distress Inks, and stamped some papers with stamps from...
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DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 3 / 2019

2019-03-27
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An English summary Taru used materials from our Paper Garden shop to make a DT spread to her altered book.She used gesso for the first layer, and added some colour with Distress Inks. With Paper Garden masking tapes and vintage papers, texts, pictures, doilies, and ribbons she decotrated the spread. Thank you for stopping by!Jehkotar's blog: http://jehkotar.blogspot.com(C) Jehkotar 2019 & Paper Garden Varalusikka 2019
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Jehkotar Workshop: Old Memories, Vintage Treasures and Junk Journal

2019-03-27
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Jehkotar's Junk journal workshop at Varalusikka's on Saturday 6th April, 2019. Please ask for more information in English if needed!
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