Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Hello friends

It's Tuesday so it's tip/technique time.
I think I've already earned the reputation of recycling items or using items
around the home so this week it is....toilet tissue!
Yes honestly it is!

This technique is called paper casting.  
Layer up about 5 squares of toilet tissue and die cut with a shape - I've chosen Classic Hearts.
 It cut in one pass.
 Select a stamp, I chose a sentiment but you could go with a decorative one
or both!  Line up on your acrylic block.
 You then need some water and some kitchen towel.  Tap water is fine, I just had a bottle
of water to hand in the cabin.
 Pour some water onto the central area of the heart and lay it over your stamp.
Pat down and then apply the kitchen towel to remove as much moisture as
possible.  Gently lift off and place somewhere to dry.
 The finished effect - you can also ink your stamp and stamp into the image,
mine was still a little damp so I didn't risk that!
Experiment with different dies and stamps and you need not tell anyone it is 
toilet tissue!

Take care friends - I'm back tomorrow.


Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Well, I wouldn't have thought of doing this! What a great idea. I will have to get some different toilet paper though as ours has a certain brand name already embossed all over it : ) Thanks for another great tip/technique. Take care.

Kitty Davies said...

Hi All. Thats clever thank you. Take care lots of snow this morning. Kitty

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
This is an interesting idea which gives a lovely result. Could you emboss it too?
Take care

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, not seen this before..must give it a go! Hugs Carole Z xx

Sandra Biggs said...

hi Christine
This is a new technique for me but one I will be givina a go.
Take care.

Chris said...

Hi Christine, what a great technique it looks very shabby chic.
Chris xx

PharmacyMichele said...

What a great idea, I can imagine lots of crafters running to snatch rolls of toilet paper & trying this technique!


Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, I've not seen that technique before, good idea. I found myself with an unexpected free hour yesterday, my crafting mojo didn't want to play so I tried the cookies, I didnt have any chocolate but did have fudge pieces, they are delicious! Thank you for sharing JuliaT x

Jean Z said...

Hi, Christine, Very good idea. love Jean Z xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, What an interesting tip/technique today, does the die seal the edges of the 5 layers. I would never have thought to do that !!!! toilet tissue hmmmmm, I will have to give this a try. Interesting ideas must run through your mind hahahahaha.
Thanks for sharing.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Another great Tuesday technique which I've not seen before either.
I have seen Ali Reeve on C&C use toilet tissue on one of her demos!
It's great that you're finding a use for lots of non-crafty items! 😊
Janice x

Wendy L said...

This is a fab technique Christine, looks lovely,xxx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

What a great idea Christine. I know about paper moulding with ceramic moulds but never thought one can use stamps as well. Have a good day.

Elaine said...

What a great little idea. Never in a million years would of thought of this but it's a fab thing to do !

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What an interesting idea, would never have thought of it.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What an interesting idea, would never have thought of it.

Lesley Thomas said...

Well, you have surpassed yourself. I bet no one else has ever thought of using loo roll paper to cut with. It made a lovely shape, and the layers all looked as if they were glued together.

Janice Wallace said...

What a great idea, what about Christmas ornaments or gift tags like this? But we better not say "re-cycled toilet paper" Some people may have the wrong idea.
Janice W

hazel young said...

Lovely idea Christine, love the effect. xx hazel

Maggie said...

Well really! Not thought of that - it has only one use for me so far but all that could now change. Thanks for the new technique. xxMargaretxx

utilitygirl said...

Hi Christine - this looks fun. I shall have to give it a go sometime.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Something very different this Tuesdat tip day,it looks very good,I am sure a lot of us will be having a go.
Take care. x.

Jacquie said...

What a brilliant idea Christine, no one would ever think it was toilet tissue lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christina
Well who'd have thought this was toilet tissue. I'd have to get plain though.

AnneRD said...

A very clever idea Christine, certainly something to try out. Anne x

ginny c said...

Will have to give this a go love Tuesday Tip

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