A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Scrunchy paper technique

I have been following with interest the development of a new technique on one of my groups, called Scrunchies. I thought I should give it a try. Of course I don't have the correct supplies, but I used what I have and I'm pretty pleased with the results.
Sherre ( originated the idea. She ran a piece of cardstock through a Zyron machine first and then scrunched up colourful magazine pictures, which she then brayered onto her sticky cardstock. She then highlighted the results with various inks.
Being that I have neither a Zyron machine or a brayer, I thought I'd try the same process only using good old-fashioned mactac as the base. As you can see, it seems to have worked. The only problem that I can see is a possible difficulty in adhering the now-plasticized back to cardstock for use in atc's or whatever I choose. That I will have to experiment with! I also haven't added any highlights to these because I'm pretty pleased with them the way they are.
Tell me what you think!


Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful. I just love them. The blowups were so helpful. They look like lunar landscapes.

Cindy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Is it clear contact paper you call mactac? Cindy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I guess the modern name for mactac is contact paper when I stop and think about it! I'm dating myself when I called it mactac.
Mary Anne

arlee said...

Stitch, embellish, whatever with the plastic on, a la Maggie Grey--who says textiles have to just be textiles? :} Love' em!