Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Club Scrap's Big Deal Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap® Big Deal Blog Hop!
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If you arrived here from the Club Scrap Creates Blog and Karen's post, then you are in the right spot, if not, hop back on over and check out the list of our participating bloggers so you don't miss any of the cool artwork along the way.

I took inspiration from this "how to video" I found on Pinterest for today's project.  I thought it would make a great cover for my own art orphan paper pack.

Here is how my cover came together.

Step 1. Cut cardboard pieces from a Club Scrap® Pizza Box.

Step 2. Tear off pieces of cardboard and sand to soften the edges.

Step 3. Use a foam brush to paint sections of the cover and cover flap using Homemade Gesso from the Creative Concoctions workshop (Club Scrap Retreat 2012). *All the recipes and other Retreat items are available now in the Club Scrap Shop and are on SALE until Monday 3/3/14 RUN!!

Step 4. Use Straw Yellow Gelato (made available with Rust Gelato during release of CS® Just Dandy 2011) and apply color to select areas of cover pieces.

Step 5. Drop a small amount of Yellow Neon Dabber onto a nonstick surface. Paint on to surface of covers on the Gelato colored areas allowing the colors to mix and blend.

Step 6. Use Red (more) and Metallic Blue (less) Gelatos to add more color to the covers. Use your finger to blend colors. *Note: Use the water brush to further blend in the colors.

Step 7. Ink edges of front covers and the back cover with CS® Earth Hybrid Ink.

Step 8. Create cover by following the instructions from Shari's "how to video". Trim out 2 playing cards from the Big Deal digital card print and cut each in half vertically. These will be used for the hinge pieces. Score, ink the edges with CS® Earth Hybrid Ink, and attach to covers using Club Scrap Book Binding Glue.

Step 9. Attach piece of ribbon to cover flap using glue dots. Staple tiny attacher staples in criss cross pattern for embellishment at either end of ribbon prior to attaching. Punch flowers out of Big Deal ivory cardstock and printed Big Deal digital card print.  Punch small daisy centers out of Big Deal red cardstock and 1 out of Big Deal ivory cardstock. Attach to cover flap using hot glue.

Step 10. Continue embellishing cover using stamped quote from Big Deal Borders and Backgrounds UM. Layer onto Big Deal kraft dotty cardstock. The larger flowers are punched with a Fiskars Daisy punch out of kraft dotty cardstock and red cardstock along with some smaller flower punches. The black centers are made using Ranger Enamel accents and the pearl center using Liquid Pearls Platinum pearl.

Step 11. Create pad of art orphans using Club Scrap Bookbinding and Padding glue. With binding clips, secure the art orphans making sure they are tightly bound and flush on one end. Brush a heavy layer of the glue along the flush edge. Allow to dry completely and apply second layer.

*Note: I created these pieces of art using a variety of Club Scrap® Stencils & Masks, Stamps, and an embossing folder we received as a gift at Retreat 2013 along with acrylic paints working on a Gelli plate. For more details stay tuned for an upcoming blog post at Club Scrap Creates 2/28/14.
The art orphan paper pack fits loosely inside the cover and the black ribbon from the Big Deal kit holds everything closed.

Thanks again for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this project.

Next stop on our Hop issRONI's INKSTAIN BLOG!


  1. You suprise me with ach poject you come up with Julie!Fantastic!
    Love the use of the pizza box.

  2. Such a talent. So wonderful and way to use everything. Thank you.

  3. Great use of a pizza box, Julie! Beautiful!

  4. I was wondering when you were going to have another pizza box project Julie! ;) This one is certainly fabulous - the cover is beautiful and I can't wait to see more details on your gelli plate adventures soon!

  5. Awesome project, as always, Julie! I LOVE how you find incredible ways to use those pizza boxes we ship!

  6. Love all the mixed media hints added to make this a wonderful project.

  7. Julie, this is amazing and incredible! You are such a talented artist!

  8. Wow, the awesome fun the can begin with the pizza box - it takes a super creative person to realize so many of them like you have! Love your art techniques!

  9. I always love stopping by. Your works are always wonderful. So cute. Love this idea. Love the dimension and color.

  10. Love this project re-purposing your Pizza Box! (Goodness knows I have a few of those laying around!) I also see we chose to feature the same UM quote on our projects...great minds think alike.Great project...can't wait for your Friday post to see what else you've got brewing!

  11. Great project Julie! I love all the paints and inks used. Your flowers are always so perfect.

  12. You are so creative and what an innovative way to use up cardboard boxes. You are truly an inspiration!

  13. Well darn it now I'm left hanging for the inside parts... =)

  14. Your creativity here is astounding. I love this!

  15. What a wonderful project Julie! Thank you for your inspiration!

  16. You always come up with great ideas for upcycling pizza boxes. This is another great one!

  17. Awesome project, Julie. Thanks for the reminder about using cardboard from the pizza box. So in my face but I never thought of it. Very cool!

  18. Great project......may have to play with that.

  19. I'm curious - what will you do with this booklet. Is it a collection of art ideas, or do you plan somehow write on these or put pictures on the pages?

    1. Hi Pam, it is a fun cover for a paper pad is all. When ever I need an art orphan for a project I will flip through it and pull one off. Make sure you visit the Club Scrap Creates Blog post tomorrow. I may even make a card with one of my orphans.

  20. I love how you did this....tearing and the textures are great!