Monday, 6 October 2014

Guess what...

... the background of my card is made of...




Actually, Jennibellie showed us the technique on her forum, and I had a try (just like I try all weird techniques I view !). You just want to take 4 or 5 kitchen roll used sheets, glue 2 of them together, then another one on top of it and one or 2 again. The glue must completely wet the towels, thus you either want to use your home-made glue (with rice or flour), or add the same volume of water to your glue and mix.
Once dry, here are your sheets, all different and unique :


Now you want to stamp on the sheets :
Handstamped 


Encyclopaedia Botanica Size A5 © Katy Fox  
 outlined with white pen to highlight the stamped images
 


Encyclopaedia Botanica Size A5 © Katy Fox  


And then I stamped the
Grungy Greetings #1 
on to a watercolor paper


 And Grungy Greetings #1   on to school book pages I glued on the inside of the card for the sender to write down some sentiment !

Please let me know whether this technique did interest you, I am looking forward to reading from you ! And don't forget to participate in the Artistic Stamper monthly challenge... talking about memories !
See you !

13 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Absolutely gorgeous background with inked paper towels. It looks fab, Tit. Loved your card!! :)

massofhair said...

I use my mop up towels as backgrounds, scrunch flowers & if they are thick enough i die cut them also. Really enjoyed seeing your fab make, JB is fab to watch:-) xxx

Mme PiNat said...

Just gorgeous !! I love the fact that you reuse your "art' and make a new one ! Congrats, it's amazing ! Take care

sally said...

I must remember to keep paper towel moppers! This looks a lot of fun & I live to recycle by leftovers :-)

Sally

aquablues said...

This is a great technique. I saw it on Jennibellie's site but haven't tried it yet. You did her proud!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant use of your paper towels!
Alison xxx

Come Create with Me said...

Love it!!

Sid said...

Fabulous stuff, what a great medium to work on..... must give it a go !!

Dee Adams said...

What a Great background I will be checking out my mop up towels from now on. The main image compliments the design on the towels brilliantly Dee x

Coco said...

Fantastic idea and card, I really love it!!! Thank you Titbelsoeur :D Hugs Coco Xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

A great idea, the finished project looks fab.

crafty creations said...

brilliant I love that technique

butterfly said...

Very very cool card from a really fun technique!
Alison xx