Raiders of the Lost Stash

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Back in August, the n*studio creative squad was stash busting! I pulled out some of my favorite supplies and got to work. This is the project that was featured on Nat’s blog.

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We are raiding our stashes this week. What good artist or crafter worth their salt doesn’t have a considerable stash of supplies just waiting for inspiration? In my stash I had a few sets of Sizzix thinlits dies that I haven’t used in ages. These dies and my n*studio artfoamies were the inspiration for these beautiful note cards.

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I love my n*Studio artfoamies and wanted to show you a new way to use them. Begin by spraying a few colors of Dylusions Ink Spray onto a watercolor note card. Don’t be stingy with the spray! You will want a nice base of color to work with.

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Next, spray some water onto your artfoamie making sure the entire design is wet. Gently press it onto the note card. After a few seconds, remove the artfoamie and dab a paper towel onto the card to pick up the excess moisture. (Dab – don’t wipe!) Because the ink sprays are water reactive, we will be pulling ink off of the card leaving the design of the artfoamie behind. Repeat until you have a design you like.

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Choose a few sentiments from the die set and run them on black cardstock through your die cutting machine. Fix your sentiment onto your note card with a liquid glue like Tombow Mono.

 

This is a fun way to use your artfoamies so be sure to try this at home and share your creations with us! Get into that supply stash and get creative.

 

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