Planning the perfect Craft Staycation Part 3

Now that all the major preparation is done all we need to do is gather the kits and the snacks and get ready for our Crafty Staycation!

For snacks I have the following:

  • Popcorn
  • Candy
  • Trail Mix

I am going to be making sandwiches for lunch and pasta for dinner. I will make the meals in the morning and then put them in the fridge

so that I have no chores to do during the day.

Here a couple of recipes that you can follow for sandwiches and pasta!

Chicken Sandwiches:


The day dawns, perfect and clear and I am all set to embark on my relaxing craft staycation!

First up I make ATCs and Inchies. I use all the fabric scraps and paste them onto a card sheet to make a large fabric collage. I then cut up this collage into 2.5 x 3.5 pieces to make 50 ATC bases. I used the cuttlebug stamp die to die cut little PSIs (Plus sized inchies that measure 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches). I am going to put all these ATCs and Inchies in a box and then take them out when I want to do a little bit of crafting. Adding the embellishments and finishing on top of these bases will take me a maximum on 10 mins per piece and this makes the perfect mini project! If you want you can substitute paper with fabric and keeps lots of ATC and Inchies bases to work on in your spare time.

I used the leftover piece of fabric collage to cover a couple of books…

Next I made the mixed media pieces for which I printed images onto dictionary pages. I absolutely love this technique and have discussed this and other mixed media techniques in my upcoming book called ‘The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling’. I used these pages as a base, and used clear glue to stick them on plain canvas. Then I used paints and pastels to add colour and finished up with some vintage looking embellishments and die cuts. I absolutely love the way these turned out!

I had to skip Old Magazine Art and making paper beads because the two projects described above tool a little more time than I thought they would and so I just skipped on ahead to my Scrapbook.

This was great fun to make! I used the crop-a-dile to add holes to the cds and covered them with paper. The same was done with the chipboard pages and then I randomly added them to a binder ring. Using clear transparent cds really added to the look and I can’t wait to finish this book in December!

That was what I did on Day 1. You can see lots of pictures in the gallery given below. Please share your thoughts and comments with me. I would love to hear from you!

Categories: Altered Art Projects, Altered Books, Art and Craft Projects, Artist Trading Cards, Fabric Altered Recycling Projects, Metal Altered Recycling Projects, Paper Altered Recycling Projects, Plastic Altered Recycling Projects, Product Reviews, recycle, scrapbooks | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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