by Zeborah Loray

Scrap Paper Thingies
Pins, Pendants, Embellishments, Whatever

Take a rectangle of scrap paper. If it isn't colored on the back side- color it.
It doesn't matter what size it is. Big scraps make big thingies and small scraps make small thingies.
This particular scrap was colored with Radient Rain Color Mists by LuminArte.

You'll need clear OPALS embossing enamel (Franklin).
I also used some gold detail powder for this one.
Clear glass or stone cabachons, small Krafty Lady molds: any of these things make nice additions.
I like to add some pounded wire work and beads to these.

Find the center of the scrap, fold the corners in to the center, trim if you like.
Fold the edges of the corners back. That is your basic shape.

Ink it up with some VersaMark or any clear embossing ink.
Coat it with clear Opals embossing enamel. I don't worry about complete coverage.
This is just for texture and to make it stronger.

You can cut some shapes out of any scrap that coordinates with your base piece- or use anything else that is handy and looks like it fits.

I cut a half circle from similar paper as I used for the base.

Then I stamped it with metallic Crafters inks and embossed it with gold detail powder.

I added a second coat of clear Opals.

This should give you a nice solid element to add to the basic shape.

See what else you can find to add. I stamped and embossed a clear glass cabachon for this piece.

See how it all looks together.

I decided this one needed some hammered wire.

A few beads and it's all finished.
I used Crafter's Pick glue to hold it all together.

Most of these were done with scraps from encaustic wax projects.
The back sides of the paper were colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks.

More pieces done with Radient Rain Color Mists.
The geometric thingies are nice elements to add to other projects.

See our Gallery Page of beautiful Geo Deco Thingies submitted by many artists

Home page of the After Midnight Art Stamps Website.

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