Greetings, scrapbookers! This week we’re celebrating the week leading up to National Scrapbooking Day 2012 (Saturday, May 5) with the theme “scrapbooking around the house.” Each day we’ll host a variety of activities to get your scrap on, including tips, challenges, and prizes GALORE on both the Creating Keepsakes and Club CK blogs. On Saturday we’ll continue the festivities in both places, and we’ve also teamed up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a FREE 12-hour Creative Crop (sign up to reserve your spot today).
The kitchen is full of tools you can use to apply paint to your scrapbook pages. If you like the look of mist on a layout, but don’t like the uneven drops you get from splattering it on your pages, you may prefer the look of paint dabs. Look through your kitchen for different tools and utensils to apply dabs of paint to your layouts.
On this layout, I used several items from the kitchen to apply paint. First, I used both ends of a bamboo stick to apply dots around the layout in reds and greens. See how it gives the feel of mist drops, but they are much neater?
Next, I used an apple core tool to add larger circles of small dots randomly on some of the elements. Last, I used the end of a wooden spoon to add some larger circles.
Another kitchen item you could use to stamp on a layout is a kitchen sponge (preferably a clean dry one!). Cut an image out of the sponge and use it to stamp images with paint. I made this cupcake stamp out of a kitchen sponge.
Lids to products also make great circle stamps. Remove lids from different cleaning supplies and experiment with the different textures on the edges of the lid. I found a lid on one of my cleaners that had a design that worked perfectly for adding painted circles to my layout mimicking the rims of wheels on a bike.
Round and Round by Suzy Plantamura.
Next time you walk into the kitchen, try looking around for useful tools to apply paint to your scrapbook projects. There are so many options if you just use your imagination, and the best part is there is NO extra cost involved!
P.S. Hop on over to Club CK and check out today’s recipe challenge for a chance to win a package of yummy, kitchen-themed scrapbooking supplies from The Paper Company Studio, Spellbinders, and Imaginisce.