Lisa Kettell Designs
By Lisa Kettell
April 23, 2014
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I have been having lots of fun lately dying and aging paper with Rit Dye. Many of us love the vintage look, spending lots of time aging and distressing new supplies to achieve an aged look. For this project I have made aging/distressing super easy with Rit dye. You can make your own rosette, paper cones or this crown with recycled pages from a discarded book, card stock, ribbon, tinsel, a star punch and Rit dye. So fast and easy to make, soon you will be the Queen of your world with this crown.
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
ephemera: book pages or music sheets
sturdy card stock
craft/holiday tinsel garland
German silver glitter
2 sizes of star punches
glass bowl large
large metal spoon
plastic table cover
Step By Step
Directions to Form the Rosettes: Cut 6 strips from the dyed paper about 1 1/2 inches thick and 6 strips that are 3 1/2 inches thick. Paper pleat each one (pleat the paper like you would pleat/fold a paper fan).
Glue the smaller rosette onto the bigger rosette using hot glue. Punch a star from a star punch and card stock, then hot glue to the center of the layered rosette. Line the center rosette with the dyed/aged tinsel. Set aside.
Directions to Form the Cone Rosette: Cut medium sized squares from the dyed paper. Then cut the square in half into a triangle shape. Roll the triangle shape into a cone shape and glue in place. Repeat 14 times. Glue the cones together to form a circle.
Hot glue 12 inches of ribbon to each end of the crown shape. Begin layering the paper rosettes onto the crown, hot glue in place in desired location. Add more trim, ribbon and tinsel to finish the crown and age with more prepared alcohol ink.
Coat the stars on the crown with elmers glue, sprinkle with German glitter, let dry. Finish aging the glitter, tinsel and paper by brushing on pearl grey dye onto areas of the tinsel and crown for more aged effects.
Tips/Tricks: -Instead of painting on the alcohol ink, spray it on for more grungy effects. -Mix colors of Rit Dye for more fun looks.