Saturday, February 16, 2008
Toilet Paper Casting
Happy Saturday!!! There has been a lot of talk on the Byhand Artists yahoo group about paper casting toilet paper and also with, I think it's called, cotton linter... or something like that. I also recently received an atc in a swap on that group that had a paper casting on it. My good friend, Michelle, was over and saw the atc and wanted to give it a try. I've heard of doing it before and it's been on my "to do some day list" for a few years so we sat down and played. We had lots of fun and I have more casting to make cards from. However, this morning while taking a shower (some of my best thinking happens there :-) I started wondering if I could do this with brass stencils. This flourish heart is a Dreamweaver Stencil and I got it from Quietfire Design. I took foam mounting tape, detacked it a bit and put it on the back of the stencil. I put a piece in each corner close to the design and also cut 2 tiny pieces to put in the center of the design to be sure the center stayed supported. I then attached the stencil to a piece of hard plastic and started laying on the toilet paper, pouncing with water and a stencil brush getting the tp down into the design and also I went out over the edge of the stencil. I used about 10 layers of tp on this. Dried it some with the heat tool keeping it at a distance and then let it finish air drying as I had some other things to get done also. As you can see, when I took it off the stencil it had worked very well!! I was so impressed!!! I tore all the edges just outside the stencil edge line. I kept this card simple. The base is Bazzill cardstock stamped with a medium sized flourish (Quietfire Design) in Adirondack butterscotch. The next layer is embossed paper from Quietfire Design and I edged it with a gold Krylon paint pen. I also added a peel offs sticker border along the bottom.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 11:53 AM