September 17, 2012

Technique #14: Stamping on Dryer Sheets


Used dryer sheets can be used as card backgrounds or projects' embellishments!

As a background, as seen in the Card of the Month:
1. Tear it to the desired size.
2. Stamp on it several times.
3. Turn it around and rub a dye ink pad (purple) for some color. Let dry. And use it on your card or other projects.

And as embellishments...this is how the flowers from the previous post were made:

1. Rub dye ink pads on the dryer sheets.
 2. Stamp on it (clear stamp from Fancy Pants Designs Bella Brush). Let dry.
 3. Run the sheets (I stacked  8 sheets here...) through a die cut machine (Cuttlebug, using die cut from Sizzix - Flowers#2). Or just cut it by hand, with the help of templates. 
 4. Assemble your flower embellishment (some of the petals from this flower were not stamped).
 5. Add a brad to the center (you don't even need a hole punch...just poke it through the dryer sheets).
6. Use them in your projects!
(background stamp from Fancy Pants Designs Bella Brush)

Other ways to dye the dryer sheets:
  • Dilute dye ink in a container with water and dip the sheets in
  • Spray ready-made ink sprays directly on the sheets
  • Drop dye inks on the sheets and spray with water
  • Use acrylic paints