It’s that time again…. time to share a freebie. I created a sheet of ephemera to stack. “What’s a stack?” you ask. It’s a term I came up with while creating pages[papers that look like there’s a stack of papers/ephemera on it. Then, I thought, wouldn’t it be cooler to put an actual stack on a page rather than a flat appearance of? Yes! Soooo…
How to Create Stacks
The sheet you’ll download can be the entire stack or add ephemera from other kits, from you stash of paper goodies, or use one of your own, sent or new. In fact you can make your stack as small or as thick you wish.
- Print and cut out the ephemera pieces. Tearing instead of cutting gives the larger pieces a rough look
- Give all the pieces added age by inking the edges
- Crinkle a piece or two for a time-worn look; lightly ink the created creases
- Place the largest piece of paper on the bottom. This can be the largest image included in this Friday KISS or use a coffee-dyed or aged paper of your own.
- Before gluing lay out the pieces to get a good idea of how you want your stack to look
- Gluing one corner of the group together allows you to flip each piece back and write on the blank pages and bits.
- Gather a group of ephemera and punch a hole through the stack place a reinforcement around each hole or add an eyelet to hold the pages together
You can always use each piece on its own in a junk journal, a scrapbook page, a greeting card or what ever paperie craft that sparks your imagination.
Download Friday KISS No.17 HERE
Grab THE OLD ADVERTISING DIGITAL EPHEMERA PACK with over 100 bits of antique ephemera from an old printer’s catalog and create stacks for all your journal pages and paper projects. There are 9 – 8.5 in x 11 in sheets of ephemera with
I hope you enjoy this week’s Friday KISS and create loads of stacks for journaling your thoughts, collecting quotes, and writing little notes.
Have a wonderful day and always make it with paper!