Tuesday, July 7, 2009

*{Technique Tuesday}*

Reduce, re-use and recycle......so we're all tightening the belt a bit and well it's tough these days to justify spending money on extra supplies and stuff so I have been trying to come up with ways to use the stuff I already have.....and here's a quick way to make a background.....so here we go.....

You'll need:

A scrap of paper, paint, paint brush, and left-over foam dot sheet with all the holes punched out.....remove backing from one side and press it over a dish towel or your jeans to get rid of most of the stickiness -- that way it won't stick and rip the paper once you remove it.

You'll want to line up your foam sticker sheet with the scrap however you like -- if you want a continuous design or a random design, it's all up to you.

Then you will need to apply the paint to each hole.....the foam makes a great masking because it's thicker and there's less bleeding.....

Once you have applied it, give it a little time to dry and then remove....you can add stickles, trace around each dot with a pen, add some bling in a pattern or randomly.....I chose to use mine as a card.

Thanks so much for checking out my tutorial and I can't wait to see what you come up with! XO, Shannon


Colleen said...

Cool idea. I don't use those pop ups. I am cheaper than you. You know how when you buy stamps from SU you have to cut around the rubber stamps, well I kept all the rubber from those stamps and that is what I use for my pop up. :))
Since I sold SU for awhile, I have lots and lots to use for many years.

Great card.

robin said...

Love this idea!! How creative and thumbs up for the recycling!!


Karen said...

Great way to use those left-over pop dots holes!! I will give this a try!!

Beautiful card!! :)


Shirley said...

That is super creative! Your card looks great!