School is back in session! Well, here it is anyhow. We’ve been in for a week now and I gotta tell ya…we are so fortunate again! My kids are in the hands of some very wonderful teachers. We are all just feeling so blessed.
And cue the teacher’s gifts…I made a few up already. All in an effort to be prepared and ready for any special occasion, or, to just tell them already how appreciated they are for the role the play in my kid’s lives.
Today’s Minc It Monday edition will be to create teacher’s gifts from scrap paper pads, Jen Hadfield’s Heart of Home Collection, and Minc Reactive Paint and Foil.
Supplies for today’s tutorial include:
Minc Acetate Sheet
Minc Reactive Paint
fan paint brush
die cut or paper punch
double sided crafter tape
This tutorial will show step by step how to paint Minc Acetate and layer it under a die cut piece of pattern paper that covers a scrap pad. Because a teacher can always use a place for miscellaneous notes.
1. Cut a 3 x 5 1/5-inch piece of Minc Acetate.
2. Paint several swipes of Minc Reactive paint over acetate with fan brush. I like the effect that the fan brush gives to the paint. A very hand crafted look.
Set acetate aside to dry well. This is very important.
3. In the meantime, cut a piece of Jen Hadfield Heart of Home paper to 3 x 5 1/2-inches. This piece will serve as the cover of the paper pad.
4. Score this piece at 5 inches, and then at 5 1/4-inches. This should allow the paper to fold over the top edge of the paper pad. Check the depth of the paper pad you have. The fold over measurements may need to be adjusted accordingly.
5. For the heart cut out, I chose a die cut from my stash and cut out the icon from the center of the pattern paper. This will allow the painted Champagne Foil to show through as done in step 6.
6. If painted acetate is dry, run through Minc Machine with a piece of Champagne Foil. Setting 3 was a good level for this technique.
7. Score acetate at 5-inches, and then at 5 1/4-inches, just as done with pattern paper in step.
8. Now it’s time to assemble the altered paper pad.
9. Wrap acetate over top edge of paper pad and secure with double stick craft tape.
10. Repeat step 7 with the scored pattern paper.
This altered paper pad is ready for a ribbon wrap and a tag embellishment or two.
Teacher’s will love this. Choose any paper collection that you love. Swipe a few pieces of acetate with Minc Reactive Paint. And tell a teacher how much you appreciate all that you do.