Another way to add color and interest to your dryer sheets is to paint them! To create this butterfly I began by painting a dryer sheet with a mixture of Champagne Shimmer Mist paint and some water. I allowed the sheet to dry and then die cut the butterfly in the Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies die. I then used a thin piece of wire that I wrapped around the center of the butterfly to create the antennae and body. Three adhesive pearls were then added. Here is a close-up of the butterfly - hopefully you can see the sparkle from the shimmer paint!
The greeting was then stamped using Basic Black ink and the Flight Of The Butterfly stamp set on a Naturals Ivory card base. The butterfly was attached with glue.
If you are a fan of texture, you'll enjoy this last technique!!! I began by spraying the dryer sheets with Tempting Turquoise and Elegant Eggplant ink. I allowed them to dry and then cut them into pieces (triangles and rectangles). Since your dryer sheets are made from synthetic material, they will melt if heated long enough. I highly recommend doing this in a well-ventilated room or outdoors and be careful! I held the dryer sheet pieces down with a wooden skewer and then heated them with the heat tool until they started to scrunch up and melt. I stopped when I like the look I had achieved. I then sewed the pieces to a piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock using metallic thread and my sewing machine. I stamped the greeting onto a Whisper White card base with Basic Black ink using the Fabulous Phrases stamp set. Finally I added the dryer sheet panel with dimensionals.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday and I hope it inspires you to resist throwing your dryer sheets in the garbage and instead repurpose them in your crafting projects!!!! I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!!!!! :)