Friday, July 28, 2017

Staple Art on a Card

I got a stapler and a guillotine paper trimmer from Swingline to create with and I was tasked to make something a bit different, so I thought to myself why not create art with a stapler and color the staples to make them different colors.  So that is exactly what I did.  I colored the staples and then also created  designs by stapling them on the paper itself.


Here is a video on how to color your staples and then my tips and tricks on how to create staple art for a card.



It is really easy to color the staples, just use a pen that writes on metal before you staple them.  I personally used a Bic Mark Its, or a Bic Marking pen.  I colored the staples in various colors of green, pink, and blue.  They took the color wonderfully!!


The first card I made was a simple shape of various types of abstract plants in different colors. I cut out the papers first and the drew the shape I was looking for, and then started to staple away.   I used my Xyron Creative Lite to add adhesive to the back of the papers once I did the staples to make them sticky to add to the card.


I love the simplicity of the card, because then you focus on the technique of the staple art.  This would look amazing on a black cardstock too!


You need a good weight cardstock to do this technique, as a light weight paper will rip and tear on you.


The second card I went a little more extravagant and had a bit more fun playing with my staples.  I felt a bit more comfortable with the idea of creating art with staples, and blended different colors of green to make a fur or pine tree on the card.


I love how the staples look like the needles on the tree.  They are all going different directions and make it look like a real tree!!


I just drew a rough template for the tree and then went freehand on the internal stapling.  I loved the look when it was all done!


Supplies Used  
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
Swingline Stapler, Retro
Swingline Stapler, Retro
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Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
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Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
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Detail Ink - Raven - Brutus Monroe
Detail Ink - Raven - Brutus Monroe
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Bic Marking Pens
Bic Marking Pens
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Xyron Creative Station Lite
Xyron Creative Station Lite
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