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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TP OR NOT TP - CHALLENGE # 188 SHOPPING OUR STASH


Hello, Crafty Peeps!

The Design Team at Shopping Our Stash has a fun challenge for you this week:

Create a project using Toilet Paper or Not Toilet Paper
Use the patterns from your paper towels or your toilet paper as inspiration -OR- use paper towels or TP to add texture -OR- actually use one of them on your project. 



To Tell The Truth, when I saw this theme, my first thought was, "Leslie has a most torturous mind.  She must spend a lot time just sitting around thinking up this crazy stuff!"  Well, since I'm telling the truth, I was not thinking "Stuff!"  I prayed for inspiration and also forgiveness for thinking that other word, you know, the one that isn't "stuff."
Paper Towel Panel #1
Paper Towel Panel #2
 I suppose, just suppose, that I owe Leslie an apology because I had a BLAST working with toilet paper and also with paper towels that can scrub counters and stoves and everything else in my kitchen, but disintegrates with one brush of Mod Podge.

I was so carried away with myself, and all the things I wanted to say to Leslie, that I created three projects, two wall hangings using a paper towel square, and one using several squares of toilet paper and the toilet paper core.
This is my Toilet Paper Tag Project, I used both the toilet paper and the core.
My first step was to apply Mod Podge to both sides and the edges of the core.  Before  the Mod Podge completly dried, I folded a single sheet of 2-ply toilet paper over the core and gently pressed it onto the core.   More Mod Podge was added to the edge to seal the paper.  Once the glue dried, I lightly sponged the toilet paper with Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage Distress Inks and applied another coat of Mod Podge.   I let the project dry overnight.   Dimensional Inks were used to color the flowers and leaves.  Inka Gold was used on the vines.  The edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


HOW IT WAS DONE!

PAPER TOWEL PANEL FOR WALL / DOOR HANGER
As per usual, I started out by recycling an old amazon box
Hubby said, if I really want to help the environment, I should stop ordering craft supplies. 
STEP ONE
Cut a piece of paper towel to the desired size
I used quarter of a PT sheet
My burlap paper is 6" x 6 1/4"
Cut a piece of cardboard to a slightly smaller size
 Adhere the PT to the cardboard
Dry using a heat gun or air dry 
STEP TWO
Sponge Distress Ink onto Paper Towel
Apply a coat of Mod Podge or  Studio Matte Medium to the Paper Towel.  
If you are attempting to perserve the PT design, take  care not to tear or bruise the PT. 
Drying with a heat gun will lighten your colors. 
Apply other colors of Distress Inks or other mediums
Apply another coat of Mod Podge.  
It may be necessary to touch up your colors after applying the Mod Podge
I used Ranger's Ripe Persimmon
I used Viva Ink Gold - Old Gold and Old Silver

It may be necessary to touch up your colors after applying the Mod Podge
STEP THREE

Composition - Determine the compostion of your project
To add texture to my project, I used the negative of  the Sizzix 
Frameworks Chevron Die and some Texture Paste
I wanted to keep the design clean, so I use only a few embellishments
Gently tear away the excess paper towel.
STEP FOUR
CONSTRUCTION


Adhere Burlap Paper to a piece of Heavy Weight Chipboard
I embossed a piece of grey cardstock to use as a layer.


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR TP PROJECTS IN THE SOS CHALLENGE




13 comments:

  1. Holy cow, woman! I loooove the tube wrapped with a piece of TP. You've perfectly preserved the pattern! And the paper towel panel is stunning!

    I'm happy you had such great success with your projects. You're forgiven for all those things you thought to say to me. :D

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! It feels good to be forgiven!
      Hugz,
      Chana

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  2. I love these creative projects! :)

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  3. holy *WOW* you really went wild with the creativity on this one, soooooooo many clever and beautiful ideas!!! and again i say "WOW"!!! :)

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    1. I was just having so much fun! Thanks Lauren
      Hugz,

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  4. I say WOW too!! Look at all these gorgeous projects you made!! They all look amazing!

    P.S. Hubby's can be sooooo funny, can't they? LOL!

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  5. WOWZERS Chana!!! You completely absolutely totally ROCKED this challenge!!!
    I bow down to your crafty awesomeness!!! WOW!!!

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  6. Oh my wow!! Chana you totally outdid yourself - the Mod Podge is genius, LOVE the way you used the TP and coloured it in particular! Such fantastic texture and colour :)

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  7. The second one..the orange with clock and butterfly...that's my favorite! It's really harmonious and the composition is great! I've wanted to try this myself....what fun!

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments, they keep me motivated!
Hugz, Chana