Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tutorial & A New Round of Goodies to Win!

Its no secret I've fallen in love with creating my own backgrounds and using what I have here on hand instead of running out and buying the latest and greatest (<---- so hard but the budget and all...).  This tutorial will show you how to take those less than appealing stashes of paper or all the scraps piling up - you know you have it - and put them to use.

Shredded Paper Background - originally created for SNR Magazine

Shredded Paper Background by Scarlett Salamone Supplies Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart
Supplies: Base Material (I used recycled food packaging), scrap patterned paper, PVC glue (or another type you're fond of, but I do particularly like PVC for this), paints and other coloring mediums as desired

This where these Martha Stewart fringe scissors come in REAL handy!
 Step One: Cut patterned paper in to thin strips.

Don't worry about over hanging strips and be sure to work on a non stick surface - its just easier.
Step Two: Adhere the patterned paper strips to base with generous amount of PVC glue.  Layer as thickly as you desire and add glue as needed.  This will take a good chunk of time to dry so set it aside and start something else crafty. ;D

Step Three: Once you piece is dry, cut off the excess around the edges.  Add some paint to it and you're good to go.

There you have it - easy enough?  Please feel free to ask questions if you have them and if you try this out I'd love to see what you create so be sure to come back and share a link or somethin'. = )

I'll have a picture of the new goodies I'll be sending out to a lucky commenter boy is here and waiting to watch a movie with that at 15 he still wants to.....grows my heart.....until then I can say these two canvases are still up for grabs:

Have super nights! Hang with someone you love. ;0)


  1. Loving the texture on both! I hope that at 15 I can still get my son to want to watch movies with his momma!

  2. Great technique Scarlett! TFS!


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