Making Music

This month’s inspiration kit from CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration has a musical element as part of the evidence. After going through my patterned papers, I realized that I did not have any paper with musical notes on it! So I decided to forge my own.

I play the violin, my husband and daughter play the guitar, my older son plays the drums, and my younger son plays the piano. We have lots of sheet music around the house! I knew that I could copy a score from one of the many music books we have. If you have access to sheet music, make a copy of something that appeals to you on regular printer paper. If you do not have access to sheet music, you can download it free from sites such as Musopen or the International Music Score Library Project.

To forge the patterned paper, I started with a printout of a music score.

Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Fossilized Amber all over the page. I splattered some Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Ground Espresso in a few places over the page. Now I have a nice vintage look! When forging your own music patterned paper, experiment with a combination of inks and stains to get a vintage look that you like.

I decided to use my forged patterned paper to make a card, I cut the paper down and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Ground Espresso. Then I assembled the rest of my card.





2 thoughts on “Making Music

  1. Simple but oh so effective! Good idea. I don’t have a musical bone in my body to be honest so I’d have to buy a book or download some but the inking up really makes a great difference!

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