Monday, May 1, 2017

My Other Creations: Paper Wallet Using Paper Artsy Stamps

"The great outdoors" is this week's challenge theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I made a paper wallet.  What does a paper wallet have to do with the theme?  I've lost my driver's license while hiking before, so I thought I'd make a bright-colored wallet to stash it in to help with license-recovery if that ever happens again (knock on wood).  I also used some of my favorite Paper Artsy tree images to decorate it

Where to begin?  With Washi on top of text paper!

Next I toned it down with some white paint and added my stamping.  My go-to stamping ink for anything black is Ranger Jet Black Archival.

I followed this with some serious finger-painting using Dina Wakley's acrylic paint to fill in the images and add more color to the background.  I also ended up stamping a few big color wheel images and some quotes.  All of the stamps are listed below and are from Paper Artsy.

I cut my page into my wallet components and added some black patterned paper and black paint to ground it a bit.  I dug into my Dina Wakley stamp stash to add a star and the "star bright" sentiment.

To make this wallet durable, I covered all of the pieces in adhesive laminating sheets (not the kind you heat up).  This is the best product I've found if you're wanting to "plasticize" paper (see my previous coin purse here for more details on that).

After all my paper was "plasticized," I assembled this wallet (sewing the components together works best).  Here's the left side holding some scratch paper.

And here's a close-up of the right side:

Last but not least, the cover:

Here are the supplies I used which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm sure you'll be amply inspired by "the great outdoors" and I can't wait to see what you create!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!