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After watching yesterday’s Frugal Crafter video, I couldn’t wait to play.  In fact, I gathered everything at 9:30 pm last night and nearly fell asleep playing because it was so fun but so past my bedtime.

I made several of these “cards” last night to cut into sweaters for an ATC project.  I’ll share those later – about time for an ATC share anyway.

But today, I wanted to play some more.

Lindsay used a stamping block.  The only stamping block I have is tiny.  I did use it on one last night but it took 6 stampings to mostly fill one of these 4×6 pages.  So I had to think outside the box.


The supplies I have are a craft mat (mostly because I work on random surfaces and it helps to even them out), plastic sheet, markers, and 4×6 glossy photo paper.


There is one advantage of using the craft mat – I was able to measure my cards on the mat and color only in the area I needed.


Spritz with water.


Lay your paper, glossy side down, onto the plastic.  I like to clean up all the marker and water around the paper before I rub it down to make sure the whole thing is making contact.  Reduces the mess on my hands.


Viola.  It does need to dry for a few minutes but then you have time to play more.


Because I like to continue to play and expand a technique.  I did this red and black one and was not completely satisfied.  While it was still wet, I scribbled a bunch of red onto the plastic and rubbed that onto the page.


It’s cool but still too much white space and blotches.  So I colored a big square of black and sprayed that with the water.


Then end result still has more white space than I want but I love the effect.  Now I have to figure out what I am going to do with all of these.