Thursday, February 5, 2009

Using what you have.

Times are tough, don’t let that stand in your way, make your own matching set of papers. I created this matching set of paper with color washes. If you don’t have color washes make your own using Rit dye or water soluble reinkers. If you’re not sure if they are water soluble, just drop them in water if the melt into the water you’re good to go, if they float on top or bead up, sorry not the right stuff.
I got some decorative paper very cheep on sale but the colors were not so good. A quick spray of color wash did wonders for these papers. I also sprayed the background card stock and some coffee filters so very quickly I had a matching set of papers.

I cut the flowers on the bottom from the coffee filters using the Sun flower 2 die template.
The boarder was cut using the Rose Borderability Grand while still in the die template I inked it with embossing ink then sprinkled different color embossing powders onto the different areas.

1 comment:

Karen Hanim said...

Love you idea. I live in Turkey where it is hard to get patterned paper. This will be great to show to my students!