Thursday, July 17, 2008

Recycled stuff!

dryer sheet
Originally uploaded by cshella
Last week the girls and I made some more hand painted paper from old brown bags. (50/50 glue and whater, dip your bag, then pull it out and paint) About half way through I realized we didn't have anymore bags. So we improvised and used dryer sheets. They turned out great! The only additional thing I did was after the dryer sheets were dry I ironed them to a piece of fusible interfacing. The dryer sheets were fragile, the interfacing gave them some stability and body. I tried to be extra environmentally friendly and use "used" dryer sheets but it just didn't work. At least the new ones won't be going into the garbage!


Sandra Evertson said...

Fantastic! Looks like leather!
Sandra Evertson

Suzanne said...

Hi Cassie~ what a clever idea! It made such pretty,soft colors. Sounds like a fun project! Thanks for stopping by!

Deb said...

Your hand painted paper is wonderful Cassie. What a great project to do with your girls & a fun way to recycle too :-}
Have a great weekend.

Sandra Evertson said...

Funny, I just found out what a Lensbaby is!
Nope nothing so fancy, just my magnifying glass! :)