Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What To Do With Your Out-Of-Style Stash

Do you have a large collection of older PP, stickers & embellies, I know I sure do and I just can't bring myself to part with it. Here are a few tips on giving new life to old supplies:
It is nearly impossible to keep up with all the new SB products and still have a layout that looks fresh and cutting edge but here are a few ways to breathe new life into older products.
Paint is one of the easiest ways to change the lookany embellishment or paper. Dry-brush paint across patterned paper for a distressed look. You can also paint and sand metal embellies to add colour and dimension. Try painting older letter stickers a new colour to match your newer paper and embellies.
Ink can transform your PP to a great aged and distressed appearance when you rub the ink pad across the surface or ink just the edges. Colour-wash inks and dye can give PP, tags, etc. a whole new look. Try dipping the entire item, crinkling it up before you dip it or spritzing it with a spray bottle of dye or colour-wash ink.
Sandpaper is also a quick and easy way to get an aged or distressed look. Sand PP so the white base appears through the design. For a quick update, lightly sand and ink older stickers.

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