Using water to make powder stick.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever heard of using water to make something stick? Usually it is to wash your hands or clean something.

For today we are using the spritzer bottle to go just beyond damp on a piece of card stock. You do not want the water to drip. You want it heavily damp. Then sprinkle on embossing powder and heat. You will create a great splashed background.

Join me tonight at 7:00 (http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) as I finish this background to create a card and also create a snowy background with a cute snowman.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using a block to glue.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know a clear block can be used for more than stamps? When using the felt accessories you might have trouble getting them to stick. Instead of using glue dots or tear and tape try the multipurpose glue. Place a little on the felt and stick to the base. Then place a clear block over the accessory. There is just enough weight in the block to get the felt to adhere properly.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Thread to bunch it together.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended. Usually thread (or sometimes dental floss) is used to stitch something together. But, in this case, it is used to create a new look.

Take our thread (if you don’t have any then use dental floss, just not the mint kind) and wrap it around a thicker ribbon to create a bunched or gathered look.

This creates the illusion of a buckle or the gem to be threaded on to the ribbon.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dimensionals are not just for pop-ups.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know dimensionals can be used for more than pop-ups to create texture or depth? Did you know they can also help something to stop?

For example, when creating an easel card I have often used a dimensional to pop up the sentiment on the bottom. This allows enough room or depth for the hinge point to stop or stand up. When creating a pull tab card the dimensionals can create a stop or rail so the card stock doesn’t slide through.

When using your product think of what else it can do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using tape to remove something.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know tape can not only stick things together but it can also take things apart?

If you have ordered the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate then you should know there is a film on it to prevent the foil or metallic from getting scratched. You will need to take it off so the true brilliance of the paper comes through. You can try with your fingers or even a tweezers. The easiest for me is to grab a piece of scotch tape and stick it to the film. Then pull on the tape and the film comes right off.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Lids are palettes.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you find yourself having to get up to get a plate or dish to watercolor? Well don’t any longer. Use the lid of your ink pad instead and drop ink from the re-inker. (Just remember to wipe it out when you are done with a paper towel or wipe.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape is for more than sticking something together.

It’s Wacky Wednesday! This is the day where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever gotten glitter into your ink pad? I have. I have scraped, begged, and pleaded to no avail. But I didn’t know this tip at the time.

Take packing or mailing tape and roll it up like you would if you were getting lint off your clothes. Then grab the glitter off the pad much like you would the lint. Here are a couple of tips. Make sure it is the clear mailing tape. Masking or duct tape leave adhesive on the pad. You might want to also have an ink refill handy after you get done cleaning your pad.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Napkin for a sponge.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

I recently held a class and had travelled to the host’s home. Normally the joke is when I travel, “what have I forgotten today”? I usually forget one item when I am not home. Well, it turned out to be the sponge brayer for the background.

So instead of freaking out I improvised. I grabbed a napkin from the buffet, gave a couple of twists, and started to “paint” with it. What should have wiped my face was instead creating a gorgeous background. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Just remember to use a clean napkin to paint.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When spiders become daisies.

It’s Wacky Wednesday! This is the day where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever thought of using a flower to make a spider? (I know this was on the Facebook Live last week but I had to do this as an actual post.) The Daisy Punch or Medium Daisy Punch (depending on how big your spider) creates a very cute spider. Put some googly eyes on it and you are ready.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a punch becomes a holder.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Sometimes you need a third hand. Use a punch upside down to help with it.

When the Snow Globe Shaker Dome is set upside down in the 2 1/2″ circle punch you can put glitter and sequins to fill the shaker without spilling. Then you pull the adhesive backing off and stick to the card base.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂