How funny is this? I was playing with my Gelli plate, after a long time away from it, and doing the packing tape thing. I tried sticker paper (too dull) and while I had the Mac shut down (still power issues and the electrician is not available till tomorrow AM – argh!) I was playing with contact paper. leida (a commenter) suggested shelf paper and I realized that shelf paper and contact paper are (I think!) the same thing.
My experiments began with pulling the prints with the sticky side of the contact paper (I have a HUGE roll of it) but soon branched out.
Remember I had shown embossing on thick card and using that as a texture tool? Well, one thing I had done, but not sure I ever mentioned here, was to emboss an old plastic place mat to use the same way. I liked that because it is washable, but I only had a couple and use then for a few things. It occurred to me that index cards covered with contact paper could work the same. They do.
Cover with contact paper. Two cards are better – thicker and deeper emboss that way
And rather than adding foil flakes, I had a go adding glitter. As long as you are sparing with it, the contact paper still sticks – although a layer of gel medium to on whatever you want to stick it to will help if you get too heavy-handed.
I really like this one! I have an idea for something using this style of print. but need to work one or two things out. You may be able to tell that for this one I added the first layer of the paint thru a stencil (the diamonds) which gave me plenty of open areas (this technique requires that) I think I prefer that to the deli paper masks.
Oh and the Kool Aid hair dye? Rubbish on dark hair. Or 4 hours wasn’t enough. Luckily I had a can of foam mousse (from ages ago when DS did his hair for Red Nose day) and DD was happy enough with that. It says last for up to 8 shampoos, but after this morning’s shower it was very faded. I doubt it will last thru another day, let alone the week!