I have been messing around with my pro- markers and a down loads from Spyder at the moment, trying to conquer colouring in, but I am still having problems with print-outs running as I colour them. I think I didn’t leave this one long enough …mind you, it seems to depend on what I’m printing out ??? Text smudges even after several days, if I want to colour the background …but only sometimes??? …I think I need to try my stamps out next. Thank you Spyder for this freebie ...he is so cuddly …and fat. I need to print him …and your others …on better paper once I am happy with my colouring...and then create some cards
You may make out a shallow box behind the pens …well that is the result of my ‘crafty mess around’ on Sunday, which I thought I would share with you …and this is how it all developed ....
First find a box destined for the bin …mine was about 5” square and originally held my ‘Retired’ clock.Grab some papers…maybe those that need to be used up.... a brush and PVA glue … rip up the paper and get all sticky with the glue …great fun …very messy….love this sort of decoupage…. I have used old postage stamps (not the valuable ones!!) in the past, to great effect.
Hunt for something else that needs using up …I found white paper frills that have sat in the cupboard for ages and ages … and ages …I gave them a tea bagged look with pro markers and stamped all over them… an Impress ink pad seems to work best for pro-markers and PVA glue, which again was used liberally to stick and cover everything.
A ’Tidy-up Tray’ …. much stronger than the original box ...to be used for odd buttons, brads and other embellishments that lie around after a project. …the bigger things go in my huge re-file box under the desk.
I know you all know how to do this technique …but for me this was an exercise in remembering and practicing how to cover an item …something I have not done for a very long time …and it was so much fun. If anyone has never done it …do try …unless you hate getting messy. I thought that if I document it, then I just might remember to do more of it …and practice makes perfect as they say …well one can only hope as there were lots of things I would have done better/differently.
Sorry I only made it to 40ish last week ...I'll try to increase my visits again but I just have to read everything and have a good look around too but the week just slips away before my eyes.
Take Care xx