Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #247 - You Stamped With WHAT???

This week the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew want you to use something on your project that you wouldn't usually associate with paper crafting (well at least not in the usual way).

I created a textured background using Black Soot distress ink and a paper towel.

Once my tag was painted and stenciled, I covered the entire tag with the distress stain. Then (using a piece of paper towel bigger than the tag) I pressed down on the tag to pull up the excess distress ink and in the process got a really cool textured design in the background!

You may have to zoom in on the picture to see the paper towel design.


  • Manilla craft tag (Ranger)
  • Woodgrain stencil (Tim Holtz)
  • Broken China and Frayed Burlap distress paints (Tim Holtz)
  • Black Soot and Gathered Twigs distress stains (Tim Holtz)
  • Water spritzer (Tim Holtz)
  • Paper towel
  • Thrift Shop ephemera pack (Tim Holtz)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Mini ink blender tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Big Chat stickers (Tim Holtz)
  • Jute string (Tim Holtz)
  • Stapler
Check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge. While you are there please share some crafty lovin' with the rest of the crew.

As always we would love for you to play along with us!!


Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous job on the tag, great idea about the paper towel to remove ink. it did make a super background.

lauren bergold said...

stamping with paper towels-- a WHOLE NEW LEVEL of awesome!!!

Chris Dring said...

How cool is this tag?!! I love the added texture you got by using, of all things, a paper towel!! Awesome!

Lindsey said...

Your tag is absolutely amazing! Paper towels... for more than cleaning up crafting messes! :D

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Donna! This is just fabulous! The paper towel really did add interest to the design. Thanks for a new way to stamp! Beautifully crafted! Loving it!

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