Hello Maja friends! One thing I love about this
obsession, er, hobby of mine is that I get to play with paper. I absolutely love to find new ways, either by my own accord or gleaning from the mega-talent that’s out there (like my team mates!) to manipulate paper into something beautiful.Today I’m going to show you how I make medallions, and how, in getting inspiration from others, you can add a bit of pizzazz to the design. First, here’s a look at the finished product:I‘m using Maja Design’s Vintage Spring Basics for my theme. I’m in love with the soft yellows of the March papers. To start, you need a scoring board, stylus, paint brush, pearl paint and coarse glitter. Cut a 1 & 1/2″ inch strip off of 12″ patterned paper. I used 1st of March-bs paper. Score paper at 1/4″ increments. I make the pleats a little bigger so that the glitter will be more visible.
Accordion fold paper, but not too tightly because we have to paint it and add glitter.Paint about 1/2″ inch from the bottom. I do this so that the white fades to soft yellow going towards the center. Be generous with the paint because…While it’s still wet, we’re going to sprinkle it with coarse glitter.Glue the ends together to make a circle.I use clips to hold it in place until the glue is dry.I attach the paper to cardboard so that it holds up better. I don’t want the paper to pop up from the card, so I also use lots of glue. I have tried hot glue in the past but not only do I burn myself everytime, it’s messy and I don’t have as much ‘play with it till it’s right’ time.Now I attach that whole panel to my base.I want to cover up both the seam and the middle so it looks like the color fades in then out.This is what happens when you sneeze while sewing. Good thing it’s a shabby card because then it looks like I did this on purpose. 🙂I use EVERY PART of my Maja papers, including the name strip. This ‘post card’ paper is the back of the 1st of March sheet. I layered that upon a strip of the front of said sheet, then a piece the backside of the 7th of April. I added a little pearl to the middle for interest.
Another pretty thick card, you’re going to need a box and a wee bit of extra postage to mail this one.Ancillary details are the Zva Creative flourishes, lace/button/hemp accent and the cluster of flowers at the bottom. I also accented both the card base and the medallion with White Opal and Buttercup Liquid Pearls.