Google+ Craftside: Giveaway: 2 Pairs of Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and 2 Books and a Fun Shower Curtain Project

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Giveaway: 2 Pairs of Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and 2 Books and a Fun Shower Curtain Project

Craftside has paired up with Fiskars for this awesome giveaway that features two pairs of their NEW Duck Edition Scissors and copies of the books Pinterest Perfect! Creative prompts & pin-worthy projects inspired by the artistic community of Pinterest and The Bookbinding Handbook.

Pinterest perfect fiskars duck scissors

Well, I am a BIG fan of cutting tape up, whether it be Duck tape, Washi Tape, or really any kind of tape. Since it now comes in so many pretty prints, it is as collectible as fabric and paper in my book!

One of my favorite ways to use Duck tape is on BIG scale projects like decorating shower curtains. Duck tape is like painting with a 2 inch wide paintbrush and a shower curtain make great canvas.
Duck tape shower curtain color square artI was inspired to make my Duck tape square art collage by this page in Pinterest Perfect! that features a project by Amanda Write called Pixel Painting.

Amanda lives in Cary, North Carolina, in a funny little A-frame house with her husband, two dogs, and an
outrageous number of houseplants.She runs her shop, Wit & Whistle, from her studio in their basement. Wit &  Whistle offers witty greeting cards and whistle-worthy paper and home goods—all designed and illustrated by her. Visit her at www.witandwhistle.com and on Pinterest @witandwhistle

Amanda says, "I never limit myself to one creative outlet, and this helps keep my creative juices flowing. I have a background in fine art, and I love painting and sketching just for fun. I also dream up DIY projects,
decorate my home, play in the garden, hone my photography skills, and experiment with new recipes.
In short, I try to squeeze a little creativity into every aspect of my life. I’m happiest when I’m making things!"

As Amanda described about Pixel Paintings: "These watercolor pixel paintings are a bit time consuming, but the simple task of painting each square a different color is almost Zenlike. The painting process is a great way to hone your color-mixing skills, and the finished piece makes a wonderful personalized gift."
Duck tape shower curtain collage
This project was so fun and relaxing especially since cutting Duck tape with Duck Edition Scissors is positively dreamy with no aggravation and having to stop and clean the sticky residue off the scissors constantly.
I simply laid the clear shower curtain on the floor and cut squares of Duck tape and popped them down in a pleasing random-ish way. The juxtaposition of the fun prints is as pleasing as with the quilting process and the fabrics playing off of each other.

Fiskars duck scissors 100 ribbon embellishments

More about the books:
Pinterest-perfect-book


-Beautifully designed to emulate the clean, elegant aesthetics of Pinterest that users recognize and love, Pinterest Perfect! features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere.
-Filled with step-by-step projects, tutorials, art tips, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts, each featured artist shares her unique art style with readers in an interactive and engaging format.


and
Bookbinding handbook
The Bookbinding Handbook shows readers how to make their own books with detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full-color illustrations. There are chapters dealing with simple folded books, pamphlet stitches, more complex multi-section bindings, and containers, all of which can be combined to create your own personalized journals, notebooks, albums, and portfolios. There are gallery sections included for inspiration, with examples of work by practicing book artists, binders, and students, which show ways in which the projects described throughout the book can be developed.
The first half of this book deals with getting started, making your own decorative papers, basic techniques, and an introduction to different types of book forms, while the remaining sections are given over to specific projects. The projects involve many new structures and techniques, while at the same time utilizing and building upon skills acquired in the earlier chapters
This book is intended as a springboard for ideas and creative development. If you need extra information on bookbinding books, and where to buy materials, there is a list of suppliers and useful addresses at the back of the book, and a selected bibliography for further reading.

59 comments:

wickedcrochetlady said...

Paper

Risa F said...

Paper (paint samples, old books, etc)!

Karen Wilson said...

Love the shower curtain project! I like to make paper crafts so cut a lot of paper!

marylouh said...

I love to cut up paper for my greeting cards. I'm going to need a new shower curtain soon - this found like a fun and unique project. I can always use more Fiskars scissors. I have a purple-handled pair that I guard with my life. Hands off the scissors!

Cindyzs (cindy zemble stewart/freespiritczs) said...

any kind of paper or paper like product, fabric, pretty much anything i can cut with scissors or a knife!! :)
(i cant like any pages for 30 days ... i am in fb jail for liking to many things, people or pages :( ... sorry, but as soon as i am out of jail with them. i will be following you on fb! would love to win this great package! :)

Soane said...

I prefer cutting fabrics, but any type of paper is fun !

superstitches said...

Fabric is number one with me and paper is a close second.

Sewbig said...

Fabric for my projects and paper for crafts made with my grandchildren are my favorite things to cut.

rrjane011749 said...

Fabric & paper!

amchart said...

It's a tie ... paper & fabric.

Bree said...

I love cutting fabric!

Sandy In Montana said...

I love cutting up all types of fabric's and papers for crafts and sewing.

Take Care .... Sandy

Sandy In Montana said...

I love cutting up all types of fabric and paper for different craft projects.

Kelly Sas said...

I love cutting fabric.

Katherine Villalon said...

old Magazines .... they make cool bowls :)....... oh and old t-shirts onto new ones

Susan Falkler said...

Great giveaway. Cute shower curtain.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

My favorite things to cut up are fabric and any kind of paper. Love this giveaway! cdahlgren at live dot com

ibjpski said...

Paper!!

Webster said...

I like to cut up people with jokes. No. seriously, paper.

Charity said...

I love to cut up old fabrics and linens

Tabitha Keener said...

Fabric! Thanks

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Janie said...

Fabric is my favorite thing to cut up. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ina Good said...

I love cutting up fabric for art tags sewing etc and paper for cardmaking and mixed media Iam a scissors junkie

Stephanie said...

I love the shower curtain. I cut a lot of paper and use a lot of tapes. Love nonstick scissors. Duck tape patterns are o cute. Love to use them.

Pat Hodges said...

I love to cut any type of fabric

luluvision said...

I love cutting up fabric, especially clothing because that means I'm upcycling and I feel so creative when I upcycle! I also like cutting up paper!

NYKnitter said...

Definitely paper!

Char said...

Who can pick just one?!? I love fabric AND paper (& colored pens)

petoskystone said...

Fabric & felt are my favorite cut-ables.

Karen Delaney said...

I like to cut fabric for sewing.

nkjohnston said...

Love to cut up magazine pictures for collage.

pupton said...

I like to cut paper. I hadn't thought about cutting duct tape! Nice shower curtain!

april dawn said...

Fabric

Piper P said...

Old jeans!

dotsrainbow said...

I love to use scissors and blades to cut paper, fabric, tapes..anything that will inspire my creative juices. This shower curtain looks like it is fun to make!

Melody Strahan said...

I like to cut paper, fabrics of all kinds, tapes, leaves and twigs, wire, whatever strikes my fancy on any given day really. If it lends itself to the project I'm working on it is subject to cutting! lol

Charity Chamberlain said...

I love to cut t-shirts/jeans, fussy cut things for scrapbooking or card making, fabric for sewing, and cut hair (been in the beauty industry since I was 12 so cutting hair is like arts & crafts in a way :)

Betty Chen said...

So many wonderful ideas! Thanks.

lulu moonwood murakami said...

I love cutting up! I draw with shapes in fabric AND paper!

Tina Sheppard said...

I love to cut up all sorts of things from paper to fabric to plastics to strings and yarn. I love to cut it all so that I can put it back together again in a different way.

Purl2562 said...

Yarn or ribbon!

cherio1 said...

I like fussy cutting materials and papers for card making projects.

barbara macaskill said...

My favorite thing to cut up is paper!! LOVE to fussy cut the most! LOVELOVELOVE the green handled scissors!

Melody said...

I like to cut up paper. I want to really get into art journaling.

Jonee said...

I love papercutting but also fabrics. What a fabulous giveaway!

Barbara Moore said...

Fabric first. Paper second.

Mary Mac said...

Love to cut up solid card stock.

Shaiha said...

I tend to cut up ribbons and silk for my jewelry projects. I also enjoy cutting metal.

Shelley said...

I cut out painted images for cards, etc. Also tissue paper for canvas mixed media projects and many other items.

Karl Wieser said...

I like to cut up magazines, for collages.

Anonymous said...

I love to cut up old encyclopedias and biology textbooks.

Anonymous said...

I love to cut up old encyclopedias and biology text books.

Connie Befus said...

I love to cut up old encyclopedias and biology text books.

lesleyana said...

i love cutting out magazine articles and crafting projects for my notebooks.

also love cutting up pretty scrapbook papers to use as design and decor in other projects.

Mary Alvarez said...

I'd love to learn more about book binding!

Mary Alvarez said...

I like to cut paper, fabric, and ribbon!

dawn keenan said...

I love cutting out newspaper words and making things with them.

Helen King said...

Paper and the plastic wrap off soda bottles to save the animals.

kimmysue said...

I love cutting up paper, especially magazines or junk mail.

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