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.