Welcome to the second installment of the Pretty Polaroid Project! I've put together another step-by-step guide to creating a little embellishment in a Polaroid frame. Do feel free to follow along (and let me know if you make one!) and let's get scrapping! Once again, I know you won't necessarily have exactly the same supplies as me, but be creative and use whatever you have lying around!
You can find the first little Polaroid here. And if you want the Polaroid template that I used to make the little frame, shoot me an email on
journalofcuriousthing at gmail dot com
So lets get cracking!
So this one kicks off in a way that is almost identical to last time. Are you feeling the deja vu? I backed the frame with grid paper, added a paper flower and a strip of lace right across the middle.
Why 'the big dipper"? I have no idea. So I'm going to cover up the words. That aside, label stickers make lovely little frames and borders, and are a great way to add layers without adding lots of bulky dimension.
I cast around among the scraps and bits and bobs on my table, and found some snippets of patterned paper perfect for punching. So I started with a stamp-shape...
...progressed to a pinked circle...
...and finished with a butterfly. Each piece is inked with both links them together and makes them stand out as individual layers. You can see now how the label sticker pokes out from underneath the punches, but you can't see the writing. You'd never even know they were there. Except that I told you. And I showed you. So that would be my bad, but if you could go ahead and ignore them and not tell the rest of the internet my shameful secret, that would be perfectly lovely.
Speaking of perfectly lovely, little buttons are great for butterfly centres, but you could equally well use brads, stickers or enamel dots.
Finally, a little twine bow adds a new texture and finishes off the Polaroid. You can either tie it on properly or do as I did and just tape the ends of the twine to the back.
And there we have it: TA-DA!!!
You can't see me, but the jazz hands that I'm a-quivering are impressive. Seriously, I could be in Glee.
I hope you'll join me next week to see how this photo-themed project develops. And you get extra points if you spotted the oh-so-deliberate-yet-slightly-pathetic pun.
P.S. I have recently discovered the joys of the TV programme Miranda. Why have I not watched this before? I LOVE it! Plus if I don't watch it on Monday night, I have nothing to discuss with my Year 12s on Tuesday, so it's basically a contractual obligation. Or it would be if it weren't for the fact that I'm supposed to teach my Year 12s statistics, and not chat telly with them.
P.P.S. And I have been indulging in more Great British Bake Off Comic Relief action. The lemon meringues had me giggling into my tea and the custard slices...the less said about those the better :D