Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Misting


Doris here again with a little more background information on another layout I made for the April JBS Mercantile Gallery. This may be a little TMI, but I get weird ideas sometimes. Like last month I started hoarding empty toilet paper rolls. I couldn't seem to help myself. The Cottonelle rolls were made of such nice sturdy cardstock that I just felt in my soul I could do something interesting with them. It wasn't long until inspiration struck and this page is the result. I used the rolls to make a misted circle background and I'm kinda in love with the look.


It was super easy. I simply held the roll where I wanted a circle to be then misted down the tube. I used the same tube for all my circles, so it got a little damp and started bleeding onto the next circle towards the end. I like the messy look, but if you want a cleaner design I would suggest using different tubes for each color.


I used Spice Tin and Lemon Drops Re-inkers in a Mini Mister. The green is a combination of those two colors. I then misted over everything with a little more Spice Tin.


This was super duper fun! You should try it! I know I'm going to be doing it again soon! :)
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10 comments:

  1. neato! awesome tut, i shall try it when i run out of a roll :) awesome scrap page!

    Hugs,
    C :)

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  2. I have a tendency to hoard toilet paper rolls too. My husband just can't understand this. I keep thinking I'm going to turn them into napkin rings but I love this technique!

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  3. That's a pretty cool technique!!

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  4. I love that as scrappers we look at everything with new eyes... I love this technique and will definately give it a go... TFS

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  5. Better hoard all the tp rolls you can, they are starting to sell it without the tube so in the future there will be no more. Very cool look.

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  6. LOL, love a good repurpose! Great lo!

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  7. That's so funny...i've been saving those rolls for yrs...mostly for the elementary school kids to use, but now i can try this. Thanks for the inspiration!
    craft=tastrophe

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