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Crafting Together with All Brands YouTube Hop #4 - Upcycling - rice paper idea #5

My goodness how quickly has a month gone by! The first Monday of each new month, a wonderful bunch of creatives get together for a YouTube Hop to inspire you all. The theme this month is "Upcycling". Here's my project ...

See more photos of the finished design further down the post along with all YouTube links.

Crafting Together with All Brands YouTube Hop

Crafting Together with All Brands is a Facebook Group - see HERE - which started to encourage al makers to get all their crafty goodies and just create. The group encourages people to use everything together regardless of brands.

Taking part in this months Crafting Together with All Brands YouTube Hop #4 are as follows. Click on names to be taken to their videos -

ME - Lou Sims Papercrafter

Cal Summers - Paper.Scissors.Story

Lynette Jasper - Pretty Gets Gritty

Sarah Gray - Funky Fossil Designs

Jane Royston - Jane Royston Designs

Sasha Reade - Sasha Reade Papercraft Tutorials

Bev Tonks - Bee Crafty

Julia McNeill - JMC Designs

Dawn Ditchburn - Shiny Silver Treasures

If you have a spare extra 5 minutes, please do consider subscribing to each of the channels to help build awareness of each of the makers. Also YouTube is all about the likes and comments too now. I know that is a bit of a pain but again, if you have time, please do those too. Thank you so much on behalf of everyone for your continued support.

My project!

I bought this pretty cup a while ago in a junk shop with the intention of turning in to a piece of storage. I got as far a putting a thin coat of Gesso on it, but that was it!  I decided to upcycle the cup using plain rice paper and my Shady Designs Make A Mark stamp set.

Although I stamped images in colour and black and white, I felt more colour was needed so used a mix of Amsterdam acrylic inks and Daler Rowney acrylic inks. If I was going to do it again, I think I might just keep the design black & white for extra drama.

The cup is going to hold my new blending brushes to use with my distress inks as I have now succumbed to the blending brush "thing".

When everything was dry, I decided to outline all the images with a Sakura micron pen as felt all the colour had made everything merge together and nothing stood out. Sakura Micron pens are permanent and work on the non-porous surfaces and as they come in many different nib sizes, are perfect for outlining.

Previous YouTube Hop videos

Today's video is #4 in the YouTube Hop collaborations, but if you would like to see what other themes and which makers have taken part, I have linked the videos below -

YouTube Hop #1 - Take a Sketch

YouTube Hop # 2 - Spring Flowers

YouTube Hop #3 - Summer Vibes

Thank you ever so much for popping over today and sharing your time with me. Your support and company is always appreciated.

Until next time,



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 Thank you so much for your continued support.


KarinsArtScrap said…
it's a great and cheerful cup Lou

gr karin

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