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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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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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DT Varalusikka: Jehkotar Altered Book 1 / 2019

2018-12-01
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A very short summary of Jehkotar's first blogpost: she introduces Varalusikka paper Garden to Finnish readers, with special mention to Paper Garden vintage materials, tapes, and so on. She also shows photos of her first DT work, this gorgeous Junk journal spread.   Jehkotar's blog: http://jehkotar.blogspot.com(C) Jehkotar 2019 & Paper Garden Varalusikka 2019
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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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Guest Project by Paperiliitin: Shadow box

2018-09-14
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Let them eat cake shadow box  Hiya! It’s me, Riikka, here with my third guest project. This one is most of my style from the projects I’ve shared so far. I enjoy making ATCs as they are my playground and do an art doll every now and then, but I feel most at home with canvases and assemblages. I just love dimensional projects!  I also adore all things vintage – old paper, stained spoons and dented buttons. There’s something wonderful in all of those, the stories they carry. My true passion is old scissors and I absolutely hoard them! But for this little thing I chose a pastry fork to be...
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Guest Project by Paperiliitin: Layout

2018-09-14
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Hello there! It’s Riikka from Paperiliitin blog here again with another guest project! Have you enjoyed the creations so far? I’ve tried to make different types of projects in order to show how the paper bundles or kits by Paper Garden can be used in various projects and styles.  This time I was really inspired by the old envelope inside the parcel of goodies I got. I really loved the old, vintage white of the envelope but even more I enjoyed the look of the dried adhesive strip. It was such a beautiful combo! I turned the envelope, or rather the inspiration it gave me, into a...
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Guest Project by Paperiliitin: A set of postal ATCs

2018-09-03
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A set of postal ATCs Moikka! It’s Riikka here again to share another guest project! In my first project I used just a touch of paper for the top of the doll, but this time the project is made entirely out of the lovely papers. I only added some mediums to add some layers in the makes.    The inspiration to these cards came from the lovely postage stamps I had in the box. As a child I used to collect stamps and enjoyed soaking them loose from the envelopes. They are a thing of beauty! There’s usually so much detail in them, they are tiny works of art on their own. To give them a chance to...
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