Saturday, August 24, 2013

DIY Puffy Dots: layout, new look *VIDEO TUTORIAL*

So you may notice that my blog header has been updated!  It's about time.  I have been meaning to do it forever, and finally got around to it!  I love the bright floral prints against the black and cream chevron background.

You may notice some puffy dots around the page.  I discovered a simple way to make them quite by accident.  Here's the story:

I was working on this layout below, which is for this weeks sketch on the My Scraps & More sketch blog.  I wanted a way to highlight the waves a bit to make them stand out more.  A white pen wasn't going to do enough, and I didn't have a paintbrush thin enough to paint them.  Stickles were not an option becuase I didn't want glitter, and then I remembered that I had a box of old puffy fabric paints in my craft closet.  I'm talking OLD, here...10+ years for sure.

(Layout info:  I used papers from Studio Calico "Sundrifter" and "Atlantic" collections.)

So I grabbed a white one and tried to unclog it a bit by banging and squeezing it on my craft mat.  The little drops that came out eventually dried, and an idea was born!  Oh and I did use the white puffy paints on my page as you can see here:

So here is a quick, short little video just showing how I made the dots!  After they dry, you can stick them on with liquid adhesive (like I did in my blog header) or  glue dots, too!

DIY Puffy Dots- Audrey Yeager from Audrey Yeager on Vimeo.

Don't you love happy accidents and finding new uses for your old stuff?

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay Scrappy my friends!


Missy Whidden said...

Audrey, this is wonderful! Love your new header, and loved your video! It's nice to hear your's so sweet! I have some of that puffy I know what do to with it.

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh how cool!!!! that is amazing!!! I am going to have to get myself some puffy paint now

LisaM said...

Love your new header on your blog and your tutorial is awesome and will save me some money since I won't have to buy enamel dots any more! TFS!

Janis said...

Audrey....You are brilliant! I think I have some of that ancient stuff in my acrylic paints box, too. I am def trying this!!....if mine isn't all dried up! Thanks.
<3 J

Ann said...

Love how bright and cheerful your new header is, Audrey. Thanks to your tutorial, I'll be heading to the basement to see what I have in my stash...
- Ann Jobes

Diana Waite said...

AWESOME sauce Audrey!

Kristin Michelle said...

very cool! now I know what to do with all the puffy paint in my stash! tfs!

TinaGAle said...

Love your layout! I think I have a bunch of puffy paint. I'm going to have to dig it out and see if it's still good