DIY Scroll

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Hello!

Today’s project is a DIY Scroll that is wrapped in a soft, colorful tassel tie and housed in a wooden box. I created this for a friend who was looking for a custom-printed scroll that was larger than what was available on the market for wedding invitations.  The finished scroll is about 12-1/2″ from tip to tip and the paper is a standard 8-1/2″ wide. Since I used art paper, the length of the unrolled scroll is almost 20″.

The finished product is the only picture I have. I put the detailed ingredient list below in case you want to make your own scroll.  If you have any questions, let me know.    

Thanks for looking!

Stephanie

Scroll Bar
• 1/2” Wood dowel
• Curtain finials
(I found these at Jo-Ann’s on clearance. I found nice ones on Amazon too. Look for 1/2″ to 5/8” curtain rods or tiebacks with resin finials)
• Double-ended wood screws (to replace blunt screws that come with finial)
• Paint (Folk Art Metallic Antique Copper & American Lamp Black)
• Varnish (DecoArt DuraClear in Satin)

Scroll Paper
• Canson Mi Teintes art paper cut to 8-1/2 wide (Egg Shell)
• Microsoft Word (set custom page size to 8-1/2” x 25” I left about a 3” margin on the top and bottom of the paper)
• Wrights single fold bias tape (to help anchor the paper to the dowel)
• Staple gun

Scroll Tie
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn braided to about 10” (#135 Spice) and tied off with floss
• Coconut buckle by Sew-ology (Hobby Lobby)
• DMC Floss for tassels in coordinating colors (400,783, 838 & 920)
• Cord caps by Bead Landing (Michael’s)
• Jewelry glue

Scroll Box
• Unfinished wood box (Hobby Lobby)
• Espresso stain
• DuraClear Satin varnish
• Lining is a polyester suede-like print (Hobby Lobby)
• Cardboard cut to fit box bottom
• Craft batting cut to fit cardboard
• Glue gun

 

Dare You to Move

Today’s post is a canvas panel I did for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Inspired by a Song.

DYTM-Canvas

The challenge was a great jump start to my MIA mojo. I decided to mostly play, but have a deadline in order to actually stop thinking about the project and actually stick with the whole process.

My favorite song from Switchfoot called Dare You to Move is fitting because it is a reminder to keep going.

Every once in a while when I get a bit discouraged, I turn on this song and make myself sing screech it out loud. It instantly reminds me that I can make the choice to take a step forward and that there is always hope:

CloseUp-brush

What if redemption has stories to tell? 

What if forgiveness is right where you fell?

Where can you run to escape from yourself?

Where are you gonna go? Where are you gonna go?

Salvation is here.

CloseUp-Butterfly

The panel is 8 x 10 and features Tim Holtz distress stains and paints over Melange tissue paper with a bit of stenciling and found objects. Stamps include the circle/oval from Simon Says Stamp, alphabets from Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts. The die cut letters “Dare to” are from my Silhouette and the die cut word “you” is from Simon Says Stamp.

Official Switchfoot DYTM Video @ YouTube

Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie