Scrapbooking Stickers

Scrapbooking Altered Items

Part 4

By Chris Turnbull


Altered CDs


Chris shows us how easy it is to make an altered CDs. They are great as gifts in themselves or as embellishments for your layouts.

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To create an altered CD, you will need a CD, sandpaper, patterned paper, acrylic paint, ink pads, ribbon, ribbon charms, stickers, rub-ons, chalk and anything else you wish to use to embellish your CD.


Begin by lightly sanding the top of the CD so the paint can adhere to it, and clean the CD once done. Paint your CD with two coats of paint allowing drying time in-between. At this stage you may also wish to try different effects like crackling etc. Leave the CD as is, with no further decorating.


Using a CD as a template, trace and cut around your paper of choice (I cut inside the line as this way it will fit perfectly). You may chose to use vellum to allow the paint to show through if desired.


Using spray adhesive or acid free glue (I would not recommend a glue stick here as you need something stronger), stick your paper onto the CD. With the CD shown here I have cut my paper into pieces and inked around the edges of each piece, then stuck them down. Now, you may decorate as desired.


Now for the inside front cover of your CD. Use a new cover and use the existing label as your template. Decorate as desired.



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