Monday, June 1, 2009

Here's A Unique Technique!

Say that ten times fast! Unique Technique. I found this while surfing and thought it was......different! I'm going to try this a little later on today, but wanted to post this before I couldn't remember where I found it! This was found on Scrapbooks and Cards Today on-line magazine.


3T's with Allison Cope

Allison Cope is back again with us this week to share an inexpensive project with you that uses stuff you already have at home. Here is Allison's project tutorial:

Your Supply List:

Paper casting 1

- toilet tissue
- water
- paper towels
- rubber or acrylic stamps

Step One:
Grab your supplies.
Step Two:
Paper casting 2

Fold 4-5 pieces of toilet tissue on the scored lines to create a square of tissue. If you use single ply tissue, add a few more squares.
Step Three:
Paper casting 3

Take your folded squares and run them under the tap. Moisten the tissue but don't completely soak it. Ring out the paper to get rid of the excess water.
Step Four:
Paper casting 4

Flatten your wet tissue out to its square, flat shape again. Lay the wet tissue over top of your stamp.
Step Five:
Paper casting 5

Using your finger tips, lightly press the wet tissue into all the details of your stamp.
Step Six:
Paper casting 6

OPTIONAL: CAREFULLY tear the edges of your wet tissue for a torn look. Be careful not to tear too closely to your raised image.
Step Seven:
Paper casting 7

Using your paper towels, LIGHTLY and CAREFULLY press on the wet tissue to absorb any excess water in your paper.
Step Eight:
Paper casting 8

Carefully remove your embossed wet tissue from your stamp. I placed mine on a piece of paper towel on a cookie cooling rack. Let it dry! Repeat steps as desired for any of your stamps! Make plenty because you'll need to experiment!

Here is what they look like dry.... they are crisp, white and opaque.
Paper casting 9

Now create some thing with your paper cast image!!!!
You can also alter them too....
- colour them with markers
- paint them
- spray them with coloured mists
- add glitter or bling
- distress them
- ink them
- experiment.... that's the fun part!
Here's what I made using one of my paper posies.... I rubbed mine with a little sponge applicator with some distress inks on it.
Paper casting 10 card 800

Just a Little Hello
by Allison Cope
supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned papers: BasicGrey, Prima Marketing; stamp: myStamp BOX; jute string & ink;gems: Heidi Swapp; butterlfy punch: Martha Stewart; other: ribbon, button, thread. Stampin' Up!;


Darlene said...

I love your idea and will be cranking them out right away. I tried a similar trick
with a three dimensional twist. taking 4 sheets of tp and spray misting them,
I pushed it into a candy mold and let dry. They are also adorable.


Anonymous said...

This looks amazing thank you for having this simple but really affective idea to bring more texture on to cards or home decor thank you again.

Suddenlysue said...

That is a fun technique. I will never look at toilet paper the same way. Can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

Just learning and need all the help I can get. Thank you for a great idea. - Linda K

Norma Rae said...

This can also be done with decorative napkins. The designs also make them unique. I have always added a little glue to my water.

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea!

tehmonica said...


tehmonica said...

Love your idea! Tks!

Anonymous said...

I love this technique!

Anonymous said...

As soon as I read your post...I tried it. It's still wet but it looks great! I'm anxious to try it on a card!!! I will definitly try it with my other stamps. Thank you so much for posting this terrific idea!

Lynn Umemoto said...

Love the idea. Tried it. Fabulous!
Thank you for posting.