Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Making your own patterned paper

If you visit the great group of ladies at the APOS forum you will be able to find the complete list of instruction under Terrific Technique in the post titled Technique Tuesday- Making your own patterned paper.
I followed all of the steps but made various modifications. To start of with I didn't have glossy paper and experimented with various things that I had around the house. After a few trials and errors I found the perfect solution. I've always been one to save cards (birthday, Christmas, etc) and found that the glossy back of most cards worked perfectly.
For my second modification I didn't have re-inkers and at this time I can't afford them so I used food colouring instead. For two dollars for a box of four different colours it worked very well.
This technique also called for clear embossing powder. Something that I didn't have... since I have a ton of silver embossing powder I used that instead.
I really like how it turned out. If you would like the full tutorial got check out the APOS forum and remember my substitutions!!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like fun!
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