Spellbinders | 3D Paper Easels with August 2020 Large Die of the Month by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #Spellbinders #papercrafting #NeverStopMaking #SpellbindersClubKits

Spellbinders | 3D Paper Easels with August 2020 Large Die of the Month. Video

Hello, friends! Today I have several 3D paper easels to share, easels made with Spellbinders August 2020 Large Die of the Month Club. I am a big fan of dies designed to create dimensional objects and whenever I see one I have to play to with it and make something. This die set is truly expertly designed and it makes creating an easel a rather easy task. Like any die for a 3D object, it is a bit complicated, but once you take the time to learn how to use it – you’ll be able to make these fun easels in no time.

Spellbinders | 3D Paper Easels with August 2020 Large Die of the Month by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #Spellbinders #papercrafting #NeverStopMaking #SpellbindersClubKits

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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DETAILS

Watch my video tutorial above to learn how to assemble the easel, I share tips on how to make it collapsible for easy storage and mailing (you do need to mail it in a box). I made 3 easels and decorated 5 canvases. The canvases can be used alone, without the easel, they can go on the front of a card, or even on a front of a mini album. If you use the backside of the canvas – it makes a nice little shadowbox. The easel can also be used to hold a card base (skip adding the top bracket).

Spellbinders | 3D Paper Easels with August 2020 Large Die of the Month by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #Spellbinders #papercrafting #NeverStopMaking #SpellbindersClubKits

To create the decorative panels for my canvases (I prefer to assemble canvases blank and simply adhered a decorated panel onto the canvas rather than decorating the canvas itself) I made watercolor backgrounds using Mermaid Markers from Jane Devenport, I actually shared this background technique not too long ago in another video where I talked about Watercolor and Hot Foil Stamping, watch it HERE.

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I used my media mat from Waffle Flower when making these backgrounds. I mostly added ink onto the mat, sprayed the ink with water to dilute it, in some cases, I sprayed the paper so that the ink was able to flow easier on the paper and pressed the paper onto the mat creating a watercolor background. I made a LOT of backgrounds. I think I just played and played with these to the point where my fingertips got really messy and I was all out of the watercolor paper I had prepped ahead of time to use for these backgrounds.

Spellbinders | 3D Paper Easels with August 2020 Large Die of the Month by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #Spellbinders #papercrafting #NeverStopMaking #SpellbindersClubKits

I of course didn’t use all of these backgrounds, but I like to make extras and just keep them in a bin by my desk and use them when I’m crafting. In fact, I wanted to make a bunch of backgrounds like these for future projects and I’m glad I finally did.

This month Spellbinders also has a fun Club add on called Crafty Sentiments, it is a set of Glimmer Plates with sentiments that read: Let’s Get Crafty, Hello Crafty Friend and Living the Crafty Life. I thought these were perfect to foil on my watercolor backgrounds to use for my easels. I pulled my Glimmer Hot Foil System out and foiled my foiled away creating fun foiled panels.

Spellbinders | 3D Paper Easels with August 2020 Large Die of the Month by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #Spellbinders #papercrafting #NeverStopMaking #SpellbindersClubKits

The 3D easel die also includes a lot of decorative pieces to help you decorate the canvas – paintbrushes, paint tubes, paint splatter, and paint palettes. I had some little leftover pieces of watercolor paper and I thought it would be fun to die cut my paint tubes and paint splatters from the watercolor paper and not regular colored cardstock. My canvases were watercolored, so I wanted my art supplies to have a watercolor look to them as well.

With all the parts and pieces ready I started to assemble my canvases. I adhered the foiled panels onto the canvas using double-sided tape. I foiled the sub sentiments for each of these sentiments on white cardstock and cut those out using a banner die to have a little V-shape at the end. Next, I added my paint palette piece, I inserted the paintbrushes into the opening – I love how that looks!

Spellbinders | 3D Paper Easels with August 2020 Large Die of the Month by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial #Spellbinders #papercrafting #NeverStopMaking #SpellbindersClubKits

I also added several paint tubes and a splatter of paint coming out of one of the tubes. I adhered the tubes using foam adhesive and then used glue to add the paint splatter onto the canvas.

SPELLBINDERS LARGE DIE OF THE MONTH

In case you are new to Spellbinders and their Clubs, the Large Die fo the month, this is this Easel die is a subscription Club, it is membership, available from the Spellbinders website only. This subscription is $27.5 per month, US shipping is included in this cost. Every month there’s a new die set delivered to your door along with lots of inspiration from Spellbinders. If you enjoy die cutting – you’ll enjoy these kits as the designs are always fresh and trendy. I don’t share the projects with the kits every month here on my youtube channel, but I do try and create fun cards using these products whenever I can find the time.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Membership
Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Membership
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Spellbinders Crafty Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set
Spellbinders Crafty Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set
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Spellbinders Thank You & Happy Birthday Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set
Spellbinders Thank You & Happy Birthday Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set
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Spellbinders For You Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set
Spellbinders For You Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set
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Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles (Discontinued)
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles (Discontinued)
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Mermaid Markers ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport
Mermaid Markers ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport
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Waffle Flower Mini Water Media Mat
Waffle Flower Mini Water Media Mat
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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FSJ Color Splash Watercolor Sheets
FSJ Color Splash Watercolor Sheets
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9 x 12 Journal Canvas ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport
9 x 12 Journal Canvas ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
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FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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FSJ Grand Pro Shears
FSJ Grand Pro Shears
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FSJ Details Pro Shears
FSJ Details Pro Shears
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Journey Craft Glue
Journey Craft Glue
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Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
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12 Comments

    1. A-dorable. Really unique. Sometimes I too need a break from card making and to do some other sort of crafting. I’ll be doing that today (taking a break from cards to do another type of project). Thanks, Yana

    1. How cute! Anyone would be happy to receive one of the easels. Thanks for sharing your talents and showing us how these work.

    1. Hi Yana! I’m am SO sold on the Glimmer system, it’s my wish gift for Christmas! Slowly I’m learning more about it but the designs are just fabulous. The hot foiling adds a professional touch, I just love it. You made me laugh with your inky hands & water colored backgrounds and I’ve bookmarked your original post on how you achieve your gorgeous backgrounds! I love your designs this month, the canvas & easel cards are so original and so amazing!

      1. thank you, Stephanie! Sometimes is perfectly acceptable to get super inky lol (as long as I can easily scrub the ink off). I’m glad you are considering Glimmer, it really is a wonderful tool to have in the craft room. Even a simple foiled frame instantly adds a lot of WOW to a project.

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