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