If you’re a Hello Kitty fan you’ll want to check out the new line of products that debuted at Michael’s October 28. Here’s a peek of some of the great paper crafting and scrapbooking Hello Kitty items.
I decided to upscale a garage sale clock Hello Kitty style. Here’s the clock that I started with.
I began by covering the rim of the clock face with pattern tape.
Next, I traced the outline of the clock front and back onto patterned scrapbook paper. I used PPA from USArtQuest to apply the papers to the clock using collage techniques. I used an artist’s paint brush to cover the clock with PPA. Then, positioned the paper on the clock and covered with another coat of PPA. Tip: When collaging with scrapbook papers, dip the paper in water before positioning it. This equalizes the surface tension and prevents curling when applying the wet adhesive. I collaged the clock front first, then the back. The side band was the next piece to be collaged onto the clock. Last, I collaged the trim along the bottom edge of the front and sides. I used the same pattern tape along the bottom of the clock back that I used on the clock face.
I scanned the Hello Kitty face and Joey in the airplane, and did a print-and-cut using my Zing electronic cutting machine. I used a strip of acetate to suspend Joey above the clock. He moves with air currents and looks just likes he’s flying.
The quality of these Hello Kitty products is superb!! You’re going to love working with them. Keep an eye on this blog because I have a couple more Hello Kitty projects coming your way!