Posts Tagged "craft"

Accordion Photo Album

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Accordion Photo Album

I’ve seen instructions for these albums online and I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while. Every time I’ve seen these they have been in a portrait orientation. Most of the photos I wanted to use for this project were landscape, so it made sense to make my album landscape. This meant I had to alter how others have done it considerably to make it work. Here’s what I did to make a 4″x6″ landscape accordion photo album. This project takes a lot...

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Printing on Fabric

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Printing on Fabric

Photos can be a great thing to incorporate into fabric crafts. One way to accomplish this is to purchase image transfer paper for inkjet printers. With this product, you can print a reverse image of your photo on to the image transfer paper and then iron it on to a piece of fabric. But you can also just run a piece of fabric through your printer. You don’t need much to do this project. You’ll need a piece of cardstock, spray adhesive, white or off-white fabric, vinegar, a...

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Shrink Plastic Photos

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Shrink Plastic Photos

I can recall as a kid, standing in front of the oven watching Shrinky Dinks in the oven. There was something fascinating about seeing those colored sheets transform into tiny, albeit useless, pieces of plastic. But did you know that there are blank Shrink Plastic sheets that you can put in your inkjet printer? Did you also know that there are things you can actually do with the finished products? If you want to make shrink plastic photos, you’ll need to buy blank shrink plastic sheets that...

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Inkjet Photo Transfers

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Inkjet Photo Transfers

A photo transfer is a fun and relatively inexpensive craft. They are also pretty easy to do, once you get the hang of them. A photo transfer is a technique to transfer the image of a photo or graphic onto another material like wood or a canvas. The first thing you need to do is choose a photo. The photo that I chose is pretty old and had significant fading. But it had faded really beautifully and I didn’t want to lose that quality, so when I restored it I cleaned up a little dirt and...

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3D Photos

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

3D Photos

This next craft is a really fun way to take a 2-dimensional photo and make it 3-dimensional…sort of. It’s done by layering different parts of a photo on top of each other. Unfortunately, the photographs of the final product didn’t do it justice. Down at the bottom of the page there is a short clip that gives the best view of how it looked in person. You’ll need to start with a shadowbox frame, a piece of thin cardboard (or something similar) the same size as your...

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