Thursday, November 19, 2009

An Idea for Leftover Spritz Puddles

Whenever I use my Spritz on an embellishment like a flower, I have a little puddle leftover on my workspace from the overshoot. Did you know that this humble puddle is a wonderful opportunity to create even more beauty? (Plus, it is a great way to use every single little drop of Spritz and get the most out of a bottle!)

When you've got a puddle mess, take a small piece of muslin and simply wipe it up. (Remember Spritz is water-based so it cleans up without any effort.) After cleaning up a few puddles, that little piece of muslin takes on the most glorious shimmer. It is like making your own fabric. Gorgeous.

You can use your hand dyed (or should I say hand cleaned-up) muslin on a layout, a card, or to make a little mini-art quilt like I did.

Materials: Shimmerz Spritz (cotton candy) and Shimmerz Blingz (hi ho silver); My Little Shoebox pattern paper, Maya Road lace; Prima stamp and flower; Colorbox ink; seed beads; DMC embroidery floss; Making Memories ribbon and paint; Basic Grey chipboard heart; eggshells; Stampin' Up! wings stamp

The pink background is Spritz (cotton candy) on muslin that I sewed and beaded onto a vintage text page.

To make the mosaic, I painted eggshells with acrylic paint and layered it with Blingz (hi ho silver). I also painted the edges of the heart with Blingz (hi ho silver). I love the chunky vintage feel of Blingz!

So the next time you have a Spritz puddle, use it to create another beautiful project!

Happy Creating!

Bethany Kartchner
Shimmerz Education Team


Stac said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Bethany! Who woulda thought about egg shells? You're such a smart and talented girl!!!

Lucy Edson said...

So adorable and love your idea to not let anything go to waste!! Beautiful project, Beth!! :)

Jana Eubank said...

So pretty!

Nitasha said...

That's my kind of cleanin'!! Beautiful- thank you for the tip!

Stacy Cohen said...

This is too cool for words!!! I just knew you would have some great out-of-the box ideas for us, Bethany! So glad you joined the team!!

Danielle said...

Oh my goodness! Who would have thought about this????? So fabulous! Love this!