This is a Christmas ornament- a toilet paper casting, done with the plain white TP, and colored after it dried with Pearl-Ex and the Zig Painty Pen. The scanner doesn't pick up all the detail, but I was surprised at the texture that came through in the casting. Thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2005 GMT Views: 1497
Registered: September 10, 2004 Location: Hudson Valley, NY Posts: 6929
Sun, Oct 09, 2005 @ 6:47 AM
Sure Donna, here ya go!
I saw this on the Carol Duvall Show last year. It's extremely simple and a lot of fun.
You use single ply toilet paper; 8 squares of it. I used Scott. (For the lavender card I rubbed some reinkers onto the stamp first, but for the Christmas ornament, I just made it in plain white, and colored the image in after it dried.)
Take one sheet of TP and lay it on the stamp. Use a small stiff brush, (like a stipple brush) dip it in water, and stipple the water onto paper on the stamp. Be careful not to brush or rub the paper so it doesn't tear. Then layer on one sheet at a time, using just enough water to dampen, but not too much. Let it dry overnight, or, if you're in a hurry, dry carefully with a heat gun, but not close enough to scorch the paper. I alternate the direction of the paper layers, as it seems to have a sort of a "grain", and this makes it tear more evenly all the way around. I tear off the edges while it's still damp.
Leaving the image all white is very elegant, I think, but it doesn't show up very well when scanned. Sometimes I make 2 and glue them back to back. Fun to experiment!