Wednesday, 13 February 2013

WOYWW - And a bit of Squooshing!


Gadzooks and Hey Nonny!  Tis Wednesday and I must haste away to yonder Stamping Ground for to  alight my peepers 'pon the veritable feast of crafty goodness laid out across Ye Olde Blog Lande.  What say you to accompanying me?

Ahem.

Sorry.  Appeared to have fallen into one of those parallel universe thingies then.  Either that or lack of carbs is causing me to become hysterical.

Now then.  Enough of this nonsense.  'Ere do be my workdesk this very Wednesday.


Cheeky hooligan dog decided to get in on the act too!.  

Stop pretending to look interested Harvey!

Now then.  You may see cast upon me table some 'flexible chopping mats'.  I spotted them whilst shopping in the Emporium of Poundness.  Two chopping mats for one whole English pound.  Coo I say.

I didn't know what I was going to do with them really but was sure that I could fit something crafty in, on or around them.

Now these photos are rubbish really so I do apologise if you're not getting much inspiration from them!  I stamped some distress ink pads randomly over both mats.  If you enlarge the photos by clicking on them, you'll see that the ink began to 'bead' on the plastic.


I sandwiched a tag between the two and squooshed them together so inking up the tag in a rather pleasing speckly manner!



 

There was loads of ink left, so I also pressed a couple of  my journal pages onto the mats and so achieved a similar pattern.  I added a bit of chalk over the ink once it was dry and I now have a couple of background pages ready to go whenever I decide what I'm going to put on them! 


As experiments go, it wasn't ground breaking really was it?  But I'm still learning about these things so that's ok. 

Fare thee well fair maidens (and, erm.  non-maidens!)  

See you soon  
xxx

18 comments:

  1. All experiments are ground breaking in our humble opinion, and the learning process is fun.

    Love from the bears who love to experiment with craft stash. :)

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  2. Good idea for them! Always think outside the box. Happy WOYWW! Karen 86 x

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    1. Thanks Karen - and thank you for visiting :) x

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  3. Love the speckled effect on the tag :0)
    Its Fun to play and experiment x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

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    1. Thanks Heather - thanks for visiting x

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  4. Yay! You got those puppies much cheaper than the non-stick crafting mat Ranger/TH sells! And it appears they work the same so you can use them to paint and do splatter and all kinds of fun techniques, love the squooshed effect! Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a comment, I appreciate all comments. :)
    Have a great WOYWW visit around the world(remember to leave your # too, it makes you easier to find)...and if you find any alternative universes where my desk is neat please let me know how I can get there! lol :)
    Deeyll #142

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    1. I haven't found that one yet ! Thanks for the visit - and for the WOYWW tip xx

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  5. I like the backgrounds - and the chopping mats. :-)
    April #119

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    1. Thanks April - thanks for visiting x

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  6. ah....Harvey is a winner! Cool idea with the cutting mats! I use cutting mats to paint on...when I am practicing stroke....have not painted in a while...I think I am going to get them out and try this experiment you did....

    Hope you had a grand Valentines day!

    Hugs, Robin 107

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    1. I did thank you Robin. x I'd love to see what you did with the mats too! Happy experimenting! x

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  7. Hi Kim,

    Isn't it fun to think outside the box! We crafters can look at something and just wonder "what can I DO with that?" I can see why Harvey was so interested!

    The tag looks great - and never waste any of the goodness - now you have a journal page ready.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay #125

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    1. I'm loving hardware and DIY sections of local stores just now! I see possibilities in everything! Thanks for your visit Kay x

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  8. oh great job, what a good find those mats are, cripes. You could spry a mist of wter over the ink or a mist of something like cosmic shimmer, doesn't dilute the ink really and gives another effect..specially if you drag the tag rather than placing and picking up...so much to try! Bet you lovely dog isn't really a hooligan!

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    1. Oooh! Thanks for your ideas - that's something else to try. Thank you xx (Erm,.... yes - he most definitely is a hooligan!!)

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  9. Some very fine smooshing, Kim!!

    (Lack of carbs makes me slightly hysterical, too . . . )

    Happy woyww to you!
    I may be slow, but I get there. Just like a turtle.
    ;)trisha

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit! x

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