Hi crafters. The backgrounds I made today were the most fun I had all week! Maria from Riesling Mama had a great post out recently on using your salad spinner to make artsy panels. I only really use my salad spinner at Christmas, so I thought this would be a much better use for it.
Just in case I want to use it for salad, I lined the inside of the bowl with plastic wrap stuck to the top inside rim ( if it goes over it won’t spin). I had scrap cardboard which I cut to about 4×6 inches to fit in the bottom of the bowl.
My ink jet printer just died. It was one with bottles of ink you refill the tanks with. I don’t want to throw out the rest of the ink so I used some ink plus white poster paint and IKEA paints which come in squeeze bottles. I used the poster paint as it is very liquid and I thought I could avoid the water spritzing that Maria did. Just put the paints and ink on the cardboard and spin away. I added more paint where there were bare patches and gave it another spin. One of the early ones with ink seemed bland compared to the later ones, so I popped it back in the spinner and added more on top till I liked it. Sure it was messy, but it was pure play. I did gesso the cardboard before adding the paint but on the later ones I didn’t even wait for the gesso to dry, I just rushed back to the spinner. I covered the kitchen bench in newspaper so I could have the materials there and put the panels down as they came out of the spinner. You could add all sorts of things to the paint. I did have to clean the salad spinner at the end. Some paint sprays up over the edge of the bowl onto the inside of the outer case. None of the paint was dry so it came off very easily.
For this card, I popped the panel on pink fun foam and added a Simon says Stamp diecut sentiment with a Paper Smooches heart stamped on it.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS mix up challenge: Acrylic paint
Time out challenge #157: Birthday. Optional die or fussy cutting.
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