Hi crafters. The current CAS mix up challenge for August is to use inky paper towels. I don’t usually use paper towels, I just use rags and wash them occasionally and throw them out when they have too much glue on them. When I was spraying with stencils for the stencil challenge, I used a paper towel to mop up the sprays and wipe the stencil so I would have one for this challenge.
I sprayed the paper towel and wrapped it around an acrylic block and pressed it on cardstock with a paper weight. Then as there was lots ink left in the paper towel I thought I should make more prints. I was going to get white cardstock when I spied the photo paper. I have lots of it so I thought why not try it? The results are so different. I recommend trying the paper towel on different surfaces as they absorb the ink differently. The photo paper has more detail in the print and is a bit brighter. The amount of colour seems to vary with the amount of pressure and water. I pressed hard on some of the darker ones. The print on the bottom right is the paper.
I cut the bottom left print, which is a double “stamped” paper towel print, with Nellie Snellen Photo frames die. The Kaisercraft ornate flourish was cut from glitter cardstock. I glued a piece of dried paper towel to cardstock and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment from Lil inker Spiffy spots. I glued some olivey/ gold and burgundy gauze behind the sentiment. I glued some tulle behind the main panel. I adhered the circle and panel on foam. Maybe not so CAS in the end but it was a fun experiment.
It was an interesting challenge and I wouldn’t have tried this without the prompt. Thanks Loll for the great idea.
I am entering this card in the CAS mix up challenge. I used the paper towel, stamping, heat embossing, die cutting ( and fabric).