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I’m a waste not kind of girl, bottles of liquids only get thrown away when they are truly empty. So in the laundry, I have a few almost empty bottles of household cleaning liquids, waiting for a use. I have a bottle of Harpic Active Fresh in this state, there’s just not quite enough to clean a toilet, but enough to warrant staying put. So I decide that I’d try using to do some papercraft stamping with toilet cleaner and see what I can make with it.
Here’s the process I undertook
- a stamp. Make your own – I carved mine out after being inspired by Maxbella Loves Pineapple Stamp or buy one ready made
- a container to hold the liquid
- some toilet cleaner – i used some leftover harpic active fresh marine i
- a sheet of paper towelling
- some light coloured craft card
- some patterned scrapbook paper
- craft knife and ruler
- small ink pad
- Fold the paper towelling over twice to form a quarter sheet. Then place into the container. The paper towelling acts like a stamp pad
- Squirt some of the toilet cleaner onto the paper towelling.
- With the stamp, gently pat on into the paper towelling to cover the surface of the stamp.
- Stamp straight on to the coloured craft card.
- Allow to dry. The image will be very subtle, almost like a watermark. Cut into 8.5cm x 13cm rectangle. Set aside
- Clean the stamp.
- Using normal stamping ink, I used read and green inks to create the watermelon mark on white card. Allow to dry then trim to size
- Using a sentiment stamp, ink and stamp on a piece of card. Allow to dry then trim to size. I have trimmed this to look like a banner.
To assemble the card
- Cut a piece of patterned paper 9.5cm x 14cm
- Fold a piece of card (1/2 A4) into half.
- Mount the watermark image on the patterned paper. Then mount this onto the folded card
- Now attach the single watermelon onto the top 1/3 of the card
- Fix the sentiment onto the card.
There you have it- a handmade card all done, and using toilet cleaner at that. It’s a really good alternative for making light, subtle images.
Have you any almost empty bottles in the laundry or around the house like me?