Monday, March 14, 2016

Altered Balloon Tutorial Featuring Adore

Hi! It's Erica and today I’m sharing an altered balloon I created using the Adore Collection by Authentique Paper! If you still have scraps from this beautiful collection, now is the time to use them up! 


I started with 5 white cardstock hearts and traced each onto 5 different pieces of Adore Collection pattern paper.


I then cut out each traced heart and adhered it to a white cardstock heart to give it more rigidity.


Next, I scored each heart down the center and folded each heart in half. Then, using double-sided tape (tip: use a strong, permanent adhesive) I adhered the folded hearts together creating a balloon-like shape.


After my hearts were adhered together I used a small hole punch to place a hole 2" from the bottom. I threaded a piece of twine through the punched hole and each metal clip, knotting the twine to hold the metal clips in place. I then strung a piece of metal chain from metal clip to metal clip, attaching with jump rings.


To create the base of my balloon I made a box using this tutorial. I then cut a bamboo skewer (I nabbed one from the kitchen) into four equal pieces and placed one piece in each corner of my box at a 45 degree angle, gluing them in place. I let the glue dry overnight to ensure it dried completely and would support my balloon.

Finally, I began decorating my balloon with ribbon, flowers, gauze and Adore Collection "components" and "details".

Here are a few close-ups:






Supplies: "always" 12x12 paper, "blushing" 12x12 paper, "kindred" 12x12 paper, "story" 12x12 paper, "passage" 12x12 paper, "enhancements" 12x12 paper, "details" 12x12 cardstock stickers, "components" 6x12 cardstock accents

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful project, I'm having trouble figuring out how you attached the balloon to the skewers, help please?

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    1. Cheryl,

      She mentions it above but we've cut and pasted the text below:

      "I then cut a bamboo skewer (I nabbed one from the kitchen) into four equal pieces and placed one piece in each corner of my box at a 45 degree angle, gluing them in place. I let the glue dry overnight to ensure it dried completely and would support my balloon."

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