Our paints from Tattered Angels are already so versatile they can be used on wood, metal, plastic, glass, paper, and more! We want to show you another creative way they can be used. Marie Nicole used her Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist to tint Dreamweaver’s Embossing paste and then used it on these adorable little ice cream paper clips! Here she has these clips pictured on her Heidi Swapp Memory Planner, which is a fabulous use for them, but we think they would also be so fun as bookmarks, school and office supplies, or even incentives or rewards in the classroom!
I’m always looking for fun and different ways to use my Glimmer Mists. I recently got some Dreamweaver’s Embossing Paste and I’ve seen it tinted in different ways. I wanted to see how it would work with Glimmer Mists and I really love how it turned out! These little ice cream cone paper clips were pretty fast and easy to make, so Ill break it down in steps and explain how it’s done.
- Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist
- Dreamweaver’s Embossing Paste
- Distress Inks- Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs
- Ice Cream Cone stamps from Stampin Up!
- Paper Clips
- Foam Adhesive
- Tombow Liquid Adhesive
I stamped out my ice cream cones using a stamp set from Stampin Up! I used a few different pink Distress Inks for the ice cream and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for the cones. After the images were stamped I fussy cut them.
This is where the fun of mixing your Glimmer Mist and Embossing Paste comes in! I took a small amount of Dreamweaver’s paste then added just a light spray of Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist to it. I mixed it all together using an old paintbrush. When the color was fully incorporated, I took that same paintbrush and used it to apply my tinted embossing paste to my stamped ice cream pieces. I wanted some ice cream-like texture so I made sure to make it look creamy and fluffy as I applied the paste. After the paste is applied just let it dry completely.
Glue the ice cream and the cone together. I did this using my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I gave it a few minutes to dry and then, using some foam adhesive, I adhered the whole ice cream cone to the top of the paper clip. Lastly, I added just a little bit of Stickles on top of the embossing paste for some glitter and sparkle!
That’s it! Simple, fun, and easy. I love how these clips look in my planner. If you don’t have ice cream cone stamps, you could always use a printed image or get creative with the stamps that you do have!
Embossing paste is traditionally meant to be used with stencils, so even if you don’t desire to make little clips with it, you can tint it with Glimmer Mist to match whatever project you are working on. Have fun with it!
Don’t these little clips just look good enough to eat? We imagine you would have fun making these for your own planner or to use as a bookmark, but you could also make it a fun project to do with your kids! What a fun summer project this could be to take some time to make your own DIY school supplies or teacher gifts for the upcoming school year. Lots of inspiration here!
If you do end up making some paper clips or other products using this technique, we would love to see it! Share your projects on our Facebook group, the Canvas Corp Brands Collective, tag us on Instagram, or visit us on Pinterest. Happy Creating!
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