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This week's technique comes directly from May 06 VSN. It was StampinDeedee's challenge, and here are her words:
Fill a deflated latex balloon with about 1/2 cup of small textured objects, such as grains of rice, macaroni, jelly beans, or a mix thereof. Tie off the balloon tightly close to the lump of textured material. Press the balloon into an ink pad, then stamp on cardstock. The texture from whatever you filled the balloon with will create a really interesting background for a card or scrapbook page! So pull out those balloons, and show me where your creativity takes you!
Plenty of inspiration for you all, courtesy of all the stampers that participated in that challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...mit=&x=10&y=10
If you don't happen to have a balloon lying around, I imagine a ziploc baggie would work too. Just fill it and put a rubber band around the top to make a balloon shape.
I look forward to seeing all your creations!
As always, I am in search of suggestions for techniques for future TLCs! Please PM with suggestions and a link to the directions and/or a sample if you can.
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Oh, that was a fun challenge. A note. It helps to have a large balloon. Small ones just don't work. For VSN, I remember I ended up using a plastic bag instead, since my balloon was too small. But the result was awesome. Thanks, Beth.
Melody ~ Isaiah 40:31 ~ Fan Club Member ~ gallery
My GOD can do amazing things. Ephesians 3:20
Had errands to run this morning so am late to check out the challenge....everyone must be busy or sleepy today as there are no postings in the gallery yet.......will get to workshop in an hour or so to try this new technique....thanks for the challenge....
I'm glad you revisited this one from VSN. When I tried it before all I had were small balloons that I just couldn't get anything in the neck. This time I went with a vinyl glove. Added a handful of buttons from my sewing room, shifted them to the palm of the glove and stamped with that. You can even see the holes in the center of some of the button images for the thread. This worked so much better and totally no frustration with stuffing a balloon. Button Balloon Pattern
Well, I'll have to try this challenge with disposal latex gloves since I don't think I have any balloons, but this sure sounds like fun. I want to run home from work and play...but it will have to wait until after a meeting I have after work....I hate it when commitments get in the way of play time!!! Thanks Beth for a great challenge.
Lynn in St. Louis
I think I need to try this one again. It didn't turn out like I pictured-not bad, but different that I thought. Now that I know what to expect, I'd like to try a different direction. It sure was fun poundng at my cardstock with my little bag of rice!