Today I would like to share the crafting adventure that I had last Saturday with a friend of mine’s daughter. I received a sample of Textur’Art kit by MAPED CREATIV and I needed to open it and do a product review. I had watched the online video so I knew it used the frottage technique but that was about it. While they were at my house, I had a flash and I thought to myself – “What if I had a kid test the kit instead of me?”. What you will see below is a cleaned up version of the awesome afternoon that I spent making personalised cards with my new product tester using the frottage approach in the kit. Below you will find 8 easy steps to making these fun all purpose cards.
8 steps to making personalised frontage cards – time to get started!
Step 1: Pick the frontage tiles that you want to use to make your cards. There are 30 different tiles in the kit so the sky is the limit with all the different options. I am going to show you the rainbow as it was one of my favourites but there are loads more!
I have a little tip for the next step. If you use the pointy edge or push too hard you will color too much of your white paper. So use use the flat edge of the special crayon in the kit. I have opened a lot of kits and never used this type of crayon – they are flat and really hard and perfect for the job! There are five different colours.
Step 2: Insert a piece of paper into the work tray and close the cover. Gently rub the flat side of the crayon back and forth until you have transferred everything to your piece of paper.
Step 3: We wanted to create a lettering type effect so we outlined the image with a marker to really make it POP!
Step 4: Place texture tiles into the tray (there are 9) and put your paper back on top and close the cover. Use the flat coloured crayons to do large areas – filling in the space to make unique effects.
Step 5: Use the coloured pencils in the kit (there are 5) to add details to the smaller areas. You can even change out the texture tiles to give different areas a special effect. We used to flower card as it is my absolute favorite!
Step 6: We used my enormous collection of funky zigzag scissors to give each one of our little pieces of frottage artwork something special.
Step 7: Cut out card size pieces of card stock and fold in half. Glue the frottage onto the front of card.
Step 8: Write on a special note for your best friend. These would also be great for birth party invitations!
All done and ready to use! It was so much fun to transform our little frontage pieces into something we could share with our friends. I was really surprised when even my older daughter was getting into the crafting explosion.
I made a little video to show you how by following the 8 steps you can make personalised frontage cards. Check it out and let me know what you think!
If you love frontage and scrapbooking you will love this kit! Try it out and send us the pictures so that we can post them! If you like paper crafts, why don’t you try out this one from our archive?