Wednesday, April 10, 2013

repurposing stickers and punch sheets

So what's up with this?  As I have stated in my last few posts, I have all my stuff out, lol, and I keep unearthing as the need arises, in fact I am almost embarrassed to admit how much there is around here, it is like an archaelogical dig around here right now.  I was looking for letters and the only ones I could find were either stickers that were shiny and had colors or patterns I did not like, so I decided to sand them and see if they would work that way.  They do, now here are a couple of tricks, the letter sticker sheet, I have sanded the "S" and circled it, kinda hard to see, it is under the "r's", it is totally blank now, then right under the black tag is orange ring at the top is a "b", well it is upside down but that is a "b" with color added after being sanded.  The tags are from an old Basic Grey sheet and with these the color is not going to completely sand off, it is a higher grade paper, Graphics45, same thing, so sand to roughen up the paper and then apply just a dab of gesso to the paper and then do your thing, there is a round circle circled in black that has been sanded and gessoed and then the pinkish tag above has been played with colored and stamped.  So if you find any of your ugly stickers, don't throw them away - repurpose them. Hugs


mickeydee said...

That is a great idea. I would guess that we all have items that we wanted at the time, and now look at them and wonder why we ever bought them. Great idea to repurpose!

Carole Beath said...

What a great idea you had to sand those shiny letters. I have a plethora of those sticker sheets and now you have inspired me to use them.
Love this card.

Katrina said...

I too have piles of stuff I have moved on from shall we say but this is a great idea!

Debbie said...

Great idea to sand those letter!

DonnaMundinger said...

Hey, great idea! You're one smart cookie! xxD