Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Superb Decor Project!

I came across this project when I was visiting the Clearsnap website, it's by a wonderful artist named Jennifer Priest - what a cool idea to make an altered globe!!! All you need is a globe (they said it was found at Target), a circle punch, Smooch Spritz (might I recommend Gold Glow?), papers - the ones they use are from the 6 x 6 Blissful paper pad by Authentique, but also resemble and coordinate with the 6 x 6 Sunshine pad by My Mind's Eye.

Below are some instructional tips from Clearsnap:

Punch about 20-40 circles from each piece of 5 sheets of patterned paper. More paper is required for the patterns that are to cover the Equator of the globe and less paper for the patterns near the poles.

Start at the bottom of the globe with the darkest paper and work in layers, layering progressively paler circles, moving from the south to the north. Ink all the edges of the circles with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in coordinating colors.

Some other items that might be helpful are a circle punch (depending on how many circles you want to punch, you can go for a 1" punch or 1.5" punch, etc, or you could die-cut some with Sizzix - they have dies that make 1", 1.25" and 1.5" circles.) You may also need: tissue paper, wire, Sizzix flowers die, butterflies - try Jenni Bowlin's!, hot glue, wire cutters or pliers, wax paper, scissors, vagabond, ribbon, buttons.


Happy Crafting and feel free to send in photos of your versions!!

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65 comments:

  1. Fab project, love it. Hugs,moni

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  2. oh my gosh these globes look so fab!! i love the idea so much ...so so beautiful!!!

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  3. What a wonderful idea. Looks superb.
    Mags
    x

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  4. wow, this is an amazing project! it looks amazing, great idea!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  5. what a superb cool idea to alter the globe...!!

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  6. wow now this is so amazing...I love this. The detail is amazing..thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love the altered globe, beautiful papers:)

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  8. Interesting project idea! Thanks for inspiration and blog candy :)

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  9. What a wonderful idea, think I may be rummaging the charity shops for some globes it's a stunning creation.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  10. How creative!! What a wonderful idea.

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  11. Wow those globes look amazing! I'd never have the time to do one myself though

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  12. Wow! I love that globe. What a great project.

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  13. Awespme idea. I would never have thought of altering a globe, but it´s a really cool idea I think and it looks really awesome.

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  14. Very clever, I'm gonna have to go check the thrift store for a globe now! Love how you decorated it!!

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  15. How funny...I have circles punched from that paper pad to use on cards sitting right in front of me. What a clever project!!!

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  16. That's a neat project! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. This outstanding-it's unique and gorgeous.I may be taking a trip to Target!

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  18. Wow, what a fabulous creative project!

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  19. This is the coolest project - who would have thought of covering a globe??? Thanks so much and thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I have never seen an altered globe. Genius!

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  21. That is a very cool globe. Great way to recycle and create an interesting piece.

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  22. The Zoology papers are so fun!

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  23. Already subscribed., and no blog here, BUT love this project. Goes to show what you can come up with when your mind is in creative mode.

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  24. AWESOME Project!! =)
    THANKS SO MUCH for sharing it with us and for the chance to win!!
    Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  25. That is such a clever idea. I have plenty of paper that needs using up, I'm sure I can adapt this technique to cover other things too - maybe brighten up some of my storage containers . . . Thanks for the inspiration ;-)

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  26. What a lovely idea,looks amazing!!

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  27. What an awesome project.

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  28. How amazing is that. I love it, thanks for sharing!

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  29. What an amazing project! Thanks for sharing the idea! I will surely give it a try soon :)

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  30. Great project and great idea for the present! Looks absolutely amazing!

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  31. This really is a great decor idea!! Lovely way to re-use an older, worn-out globe as well. xx

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  32. what a cool idea. makes me wish i had saved my childhood globe. altho that probably qualifies as an antique by now.

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  33. Who would have thought a plain old globe could looks sooo good! I could see using this technique on smaller globe shapes. I wonder if it would work on Styrofoam or something like that. HMMMM. Yummy looking candy too!!!

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  34. Wow, I would never even think of altering a globe, what a cool idea!

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  35. WOW!!!!!
    What a gorgeous project!

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  36. What a cool idea!!!! Very clever! PRETTY paper!

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  37. what a fabulous project! I love that. Really great. thank you.

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  38. what a great project
    tfs
    and thanks for the chance to win

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  39. Wow what a beautiful project and such a fun prize to win!!

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  40. Some beautiful looking cards...thanks for sharing with us today.

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  41. What an amazing project! I have several old globes that I've been hanging on to. Now I know what I'm doing with one of them :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. OOh wie toll der Globus ist und was für eine arbeit
    lg gila

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  43. Oh My Goodness!!! Now I will be going to all the second hand stores searching for a globe! How do you come up with these great ideas AND carry them out so beautifully?!?

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  44. Those globes are SO cute!!! Also love the Bo Bunny papers :)

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