Hello, Design Team Member Christi here from Scrapping For Tranquility. One of my favorite things to make are dimensional paper projects and I've made A LOT of them over the years. Today I'm sharing this Valentine's Day themed Teapot and Teacup using files from Dreaming Tree.
I know that to some people bigger projects like this can be really overwhelming, and the first time you make one it can feel a bit challenging, but my best advice is just to keep going. Once you get your first completed project you'll be ready to tackle your next one.
Here are a Few Tips for Making Dimensional Paper Projects...
Ink Everything But Not Directly With the Ink Pad
I like to ink just about all my pieces that anyone can see on my projects. (If it is an under piece, I do not ink those.) This gives your project a whole different look of dimension and beautification. When I ink, I use a dauber to put my ink on and not straight from the ink pad. Straight from the ink pad will wear your ink pad down a lot quicker causing it to peel and/or dry up a lot quicker than it should. It is a lot less expensive to replace the dauber than the ink pad.
Prep First, Assemble Second
When making 3D projects, before I start assembly, any pieces or places that need folded or inked, I do this first. It makes assembly much smoother and quicker if you are not stopping to fold and ink in the middle of assembly. I like to use a fast drying glue to put my 3D pieces together and do small sections at a time. I want a glue I know will hold my project together for years to come. I personally use Bearly Art Precision Glue.
Add Extras to Finish Off Your Project
To finish off any 3D project, I try to always go that EXTRA mile. Ask yourself, what sets my project apart from everyone else’s? Maybe it's bling, stuffing the project with candy or even cobwebs for a Halloween project? It's the little things that take just a little time for a big result. That is my motto.
For this project I used Tea Time Bundle SVG files from Dreaming Tree and Valentine Patterned Papers I had in my stash. You can find all kinds of adorable Valentine Patterned Papers in the shop at 12x12 Cardstock Shop.
Thanks for joining me - until next time!
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