Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Taking A Few Days Off...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Every once in awhile I find myself feeling a little overwhelmed.  To address the feeling, I have decided to take a few days off from blogging.  I plan to be back next Monday with a full week of projects and lessons :)  I hope you have a wonderfully creative week and I look forward to seeing you next week!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Dryer Sheet Abstract Art Pieces

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Your New Supplies Are Waiting For You!
It is so exciting when the new catalog comes out!  The impulse to buy everything on every page is a familiar one for me :)  I start making wish lists and then adding things and crossing things out.  It is a fun and time consuming process - like a kid in a candy store with only so much to spend!  How do I choose which things I want?! :)  It is at times like this that I remind myself that my new supplies are waiting for me...right in my own house!  I start to look at my household items and ask myself, "If you didn't have a penny to spend on new catalog supplies right now, what new supplies can you find in your house?"  This card was inspired by that thought :)
This is a card I created for a video for Paper Crafters Library.  I took a used dryer sheet from my laundry basket and lightly ironed it out to make it flat again.  Next I cut it in half and sprayed the halves with different colors of ink mixed with water in little spray bottles.  Once the sheets were dry, I cut smaller pieces and then took them outside and heated them with the heat tool until they started to shrivel up.  CAUTION, if you are going to do this technique, please, please, please do it outside!!!!  The dryer sheets like to smoke when you heat them and, other than being toxic, they can catch on fire or just set of your smoke detectors (ask me how I know :).  I then took the shriveled pieces and used matte gel medium to attach them to the card after stamping the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  What new supplies are waiting for you in your house?????