Messy! Messy! Messy!

This weekend my son joined me in my craft room. He makes earrings and he had a couple of orders to fill.

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to you from ME designs

I had some clean up and some odds and ends to finish up.

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He was particularly interested in my second attempt at making a paper bundle.

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Paper Bundle – Take 2

After helping me hand the paper bundle in a tree, his attention turned to an internet search for other ideas of what to do with paper.  He quickly found a link to creating dyed paper towels. We changed things up a bit and rather than using food coloring and paper towels, we used ink, water colors and cardstock in the hopes of creating some wonderful backgrounds for cards.

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We soaked the cardstock in water and then used droppers and spray bottles to apply various combinations of ink and watercolors to the wet cardstock.  A few of the samples were sprinkled with salt.

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We left the cardstock on trays to dry.  The clean up was the most difficult part.

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After lots of soap and scrubbing, his hands were still blue!  I’m thinking I need to invest in a box of disposable gloves for my craft room.

Once dried, the cardstock samples look amazing.  I am very anxious to make some beautiful cards with it, but more importantly, another “date” with my creative and inspiring son!

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