Music Book by Fiona Paltridge


Hello 7 Dots Studio friends, Fiona here with you today to show you a vintage ephemera piece I have created using the Dreamscapes collection.

I have found that this collection lends itself perfectly to old ephemera and seeing I’m a HUGE fan of old ephemera this has been so enjoyable for me.

I used some watercolors to add some interest to the old music book title page that I have used as my centre piece.

I incorporated lots of old bits and pieces of cloth as well as some of the patterned paper from the range. I also enhanced the piece with masking tape and some staples because I love both of these elements when working with a vintage rustic sort of piece.

I created a little feature on the right hand side by adding a tag from the 12×12 page. These tags are just so versatile. I find myself using them in all sorts of projects.

I hope this vintage art piece has given you some inspiration to try your own insinuative ephemera creation. I’ll frame this one and hang it in my studio. See you all again soon
xx Fiona Paltridge

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Triangle Confetti
Dreamscapes – Under the Covers
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12

Vintage Hoop by Ola Khomenok


Hello dears!
Today I would like to share with you my new altered hoop, with a photo of my grandparents, when they were young.







I decided to turn an embroidery hoop to a Vintage frame, which can hold my family’s memory. I describe the process in a step by step photo tutorial.

1.I starched a piece of Vintage crochet map on the hoop

2.I glued the edges on the back side of the hoop

3.I added a random layer of White Gesso on the fabric

4.I created a dimensional layering under the photo, using a few papers from Homegrown and Fortune-teller 6×6 pads

5.I also decided to add a little bit of Crackle white paste on the fabric

6.For the background under the photo cluster I choose 7 Dots Studio – Fortune-teller – Charted paper

7.I added texture to the background paper using Home Grown floral stencil and modeling paste

8.I placed the photo cluster and added a few pieces of Vintage crochet

9.Next, I added Bigshot die cuts and started to build the whole composition. The bigger elements, like flowers, I placed around the photo and added a few tags between the cluster layers. The smaller elements I located in a line from the photo to the edge of the hoop. To make my composition more interesting, I added a lot of small embellishments, like brads, wooden teapot and etc.

10.To complete the decoration of my hoop, I prepared a several custom made embellishments: Fortune Teller chipboard die cuts and paper clay elements I coloured with Art Alchemy Metallique paints and Mica powders.

11.Then I glued all elemants to the hoop and added some shading with acrylic paints.
12.The final touch was to add red and black glitter, micro beads and splashes with white gesso diluted with water.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Fortune-teller – Tags 12×12
Fortune-teller – Charted
Fortune-teller – Pad 6×6
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Floral Stencil
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12

Gift card holder by Keren Tamir

Hi Everyone,
It’s Keren here with a new project for the 7 Dots Studio Blog with a video tutorial.
I created an DIY altered gift card holder in the shape of a suitcase, using 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days and Dreamscapes collections. To create the suitcase itself I used the Tonic Studios Die called Kings Cross Case. I built it using 6×6 papers from both collections and embellished it with tags, die-cut elements and stickers from both collections as well. I also used the word stickers to add some positive messages in different parts of the suitcase. This is a perfect gift card holder but it can also be given as a inspirational gift.





I have a video below on how I created it, Thanks for watching!!

Thank you so much for visiting the 7 Dots Studio Blog. Have a wonderful day
Keren

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Element stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Word stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Die-cut elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6