Cards from the past.



I created one 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook page using a photo of my grandmother Pieteriza Cilliers Van Ellewee. (7.10.01- 7.7.1992) and copies of some of her cards.  The photo was taken Circa 1919 in South Africa.

Close up of clock, which I made with hot glue and a glue gun. Scroll down to see how I made the clock. I used another clock as a mask. I soak the clock which is glued to the card-stock in water  to remove ot from the card-stock.

My inspiration was “Portrait of Jessie” by Mgiov at Scrapbook.com. She blogs as Scrappy Musings.

I made the hatpins using 20 gauge wire, beads, bead caps, crimping beads, etc. You can see more of my hatpins here and the tools I use.

How to Crimp, A Basic Jewelry Making Skill – Craftsy

Close up of chip-board frame, pen-nib, etc. I distressed the Chipboard frame with acrylic paint and Elmer’s school glue to obtain a crackled paint effect.

DIY Crackle Paint With Elmer’s Glue

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SourcesClock Face with Roman Numerals from The Graphics Fairy .

I printed the clock on paper.

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I worked on a glass sheet that I had.
Because I am working on a glass sheet I can turn it around.

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I taped the template onto the glass sheet with painter’s tape. I taped wax paper over the template.

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When the glue gun was hot enough, I traced the design with Hot glue on top of the wax paper.
I find it very relaxing to trace the lines.
Wait for the glue to harden.
Hint: Melt away the glue gun strings with a hairdryer.
Soak the clock in water to remove from the wax-paper and clean the back with Rubbing alcohol to remove the last bits of paper. I covered the glue with layers of acid-free paint and attached it with hot glue.
Please note, do not use Hot glue for photos, the heat and acidity can harm your photos.

Hot glue clock made on card-stock
Click above for another example and see my Tutorials.

Supplies:

Forever in Time Clear Cling Rubber Stamp Floral Swirl Border Corners Set.

Ranger Ink – Perfect Pearls Mist – 2 Ounce Bottle – Perfect Pearl

Other supplies and tools that I used were: Pink lemonade Memories™ Mists spray, Pink string beads, Card-stock, corner rounder punch ( or Nail-clipper, paper-trimmer, fabric flowers, brads, ink-pads, eye-shadow applicator, hole punches,  mountings squares, pop dots, Mod Podge Gloss by Plaid,K&Co Smash Stick Pen & Glue Stick – Black, alphabet stencil, etc.

Mementos of my Grandmother.

More of Grandmother’s Cards.

 

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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9 Responses to Cards from the past.

  1. perdebytjie says:

    Ai dis pragtig en so kunstig, Linda!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Daai blomme sal mooi op ‘n kaartjie ook lyk

    Liked by 1 person

  3. colonialist says:

    Mementoes well worth having.

    Liked by 1 person

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