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Here’s how I made this.

Another one of the things I love over at CKC is that there is plenty of inspiration to make your own counterfeit items! I decided to make a few myself, and here’s what I did. I’ll start with the paper.
I started with some gesso, some cardstock, and a big square of that plastic cross stitch canvas.

supplies

supplies


then I spread the gesso over the cardstock, fairly thick, then while it was still wet, I pressed the plastic canvas into the gesso. I pushed evenly all over, then lifted the canvas off. If you like the results, then yay, you’ve done it. If not, smooth it out and try again. That’s the nice thing, its easy to fix and fun to try.
plastic canvas and gesso

plastic canvas and gesso


this one is after lifting the canvas off
after lifting the canvas off

after lifting the canvas off


After the gesso had dried, I then stamped a heart image onto the cardstock, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
embossed heart

embossed heart


After a few, it looked like this.
counterfeit paper

counterfeit paper

Then I thought I’d counterfeit those cute little drug store labels. I used some distress ink to give the feeling of “age” to it, then only stamped certain areas of the stamp to imitate the original.

stamped "labels"

stamped “labels”

I also did the speech bubbles. I used kraft paper and cut out a speech bubble shape. I used some that had lines on it thinking that would make it easier should I decide to write on it.

speech bubble

speech bubble

This was a lot of fun. And a great way to stretch your supplies if you are trying to save money, or simply need an item you don’t have right now. Try counterfeiting something yourself, then share with us so we can see!

August Counterfeit kit

Well, I thought I would try joining in with The Counterfeit kit challenge and make my own kit, turned out it was far more time consuming than I thought! But it was a lot of fun, and I think as I get better at it, it will go quicker.

Here is the original kit that we are counterfeiting.

confidence kit

And here is what I came up with. It was interesting how what I had imagined in my mind, is not what actually happened, but that’s ok 🙂

The papers:

papers for kit

papers for kit

And I had some scraps already for some of these, so I’m going to throw them in too.

Adding these scraps too

Adding these scraps too

Then some alphas, a couple of 6×6 sheets, and some stamps. I know I don’t have enough alphas, but I found this part just too hard when I had no idea about what photos I would be using etc. I picked a couple I wanted to be sure to try to use, and I will have to take out more as needed.

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Then I added some embellies, as you can see most of these have never been opened. Time to use them!

embellishments

embellishments


I store my embellishments generally by colour and since I am trying to use up my stash, I went to each colour box and pulled a few things out, just to try to use them up.

stash embellishments

stash embellishments


Then just a few extras, washi tape, mists, few chipboard pieces, some sequins, I won’t use all the colours, just didn’t want to take those little sequins out!
mists, washi, etc

mists, washi, etc


So here is a picture of my (almost) final kit. I know its a large one, but my thinking is that I am going to work out of this kit until its done. I tried to imagine going away for a weekend and packing stuff to basically do a few pages, minus tools, inks and a few more letter stickers. I am curious to see how close I come to having the right amount of stuff, and how much more I need to add. But really, as long as I’m using stuff up and getting some pages done, I don’t mind at all!!
final kit

final kit