*Guest post by Carolyn Dube.
So it turns out when a product comes with a lid on it, you should put said lid back on when finished using it… in a timely manner. What’s a timely manner? Not weeks that is for certain! I left the lidless jar buried under papers in the studio for who knows how long and it dried out utterly completely and totally. No artful CPR in the world was going to save it. But that’s okay. It was just an O.O.P.S., an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.
Turns out that it can still be used for something… not exactly what the manufacturer had in mind… but still quite addictive! You could say… I was breaking the rules… (Psst… you can find my DVD: Breaking the Rules here!)
Watch Journaling with a dried out supply…OOPS! on YouTube.
Here’s the art journal page I created by starting with a Gelli® print glued into my Canson mixed media journal.
With all that wonderful color, and my love of color, what do I do first? To my surprise, I grabbed white paint. It wouldn’t stay white long thanks to Viva’s 3D stamping paint and the Verbage stencil from StencilGirl.
To stay with the feeling of the aged and weathered vibe of the paper, I wanted rivets to go a bit industrial. Well, in my mind that means sparkly glittery purple rivets. To make that happen in a flash, I used the Circles Layer Stencil.
But what about that dried up product? It was Inka Gold by Viva. And I highly recommend you put the lid back on when you are finished… unless you want a metallic pencil look. It drew all the wonderful scribbly circles with a dried out chunk of Inka Gold.
So if you ever leave a lid off a paint or product, there just might be a whole new way you can use it!
Carolyn Dube is an art adventurer and educator. Get in touch with the creativity inside yourself as she inspires with entertaining tutorials that invite you to play and laugh along side her. Join Carolyn on her blog, A Colorful Journey, on Facebook, and at Google+. Her stencils are available at StencilGirl Products and check out her four new DVDs from North Light!
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