Isn't it fun to be creative and resourceful with a bit of whimsy when you tweak something or make your own inspired version from marketplace items?!!?!!
Forgery on the Fourth has made paper-crafting exciting for me in the past few months as I've participated with CKC blog! In September I took a coloring book page that I colored in bright autumn leaf colors to become one of my patterned papers for my kit and then I also used another sheet of it to make 3 different size paper bows which I've used two of. Pics will be at the end of the post. For October I got excited about the picture cards, text and icons papers, and quilt looks along with all the uses of metallic gold and glitter/shine accents. Reference photos from the Wild Hare (WH) kit selected for counterfeiting by CKCB will be towards the end.
Forgery #1: adding the razzle dazzle to purchased burlap leaves=
After photos shown above: glitter paint to give a metallic sparkle to burlap leaves bought in packs at Dollar Tree (YES!); and the glitter poster paints and brushes too are from DT for a very budget-friendly way to make a custom look
Before photos shown above: burlap leaves (one from each pack) to start my experimenting; and 2nd round a bit more bold approach with blues, pinks, greens
Forgery #2: picture card/text quilt forged designer paper by using Creating Keepsakes 2012 journaling cards freebie=
Forgery #3: gold-accented embellishments using a gold paint pen=
more budget-friendly custom-made embellishments: gold paint pen, leaf pack, and small doilies ALL bought at Dollar Tree!
Forgery #4: text and icon designer imitation papers with 3 different approaches I made=
A. autumn theme text and icons made using Google docs and clip art images:
B. quilt or icon imitation paper made using Google docs and selfies:
C. quilt or icon imitation paper made using Google docs and duos:
Five forgery project items have been used for a 2 page layout "Then and Now" this is us theme:
*gold accented silk leaf
*gold accented mini doily with roses highlighted
*gold accent mini doily with trellis pattern
*glitter painted burlap oak leaf
*quilt format "paper" made with duo pics
Top left group has a vivid blue that I've used 75%, gold hologram is reduced to 50%, plaid had 1 1/2 sheets notebook size and I used about 25%, and more parts of this set will be featured on Oct. 5.
Inspiration was taken from the kit to counterfeit that was curated specifically for Mandi Holmes by Wild Hare Kits. Pictured are the 'bits and bobs' and the paper selections:
CKC blog post for "Forgery on the Fourth": https://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-2018-forgery-on-fourth.html
REMINDER: Some of my September forgeries and how I used them:
Busy paper-crafting in the heartland, Becca S.
CKC Blog will be showcasing mini kits and a project made with them by Master Forgers and the October Guest Designer (me) on October 6. Make sure to come back and check on this. And for October 4, see what all the fuss is about regarding forgeries and go to the Forgeries on the Fourth link that I had up near the CKC blog ID badge or here. https://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-2018-forgery-on-fourth.html