Friday, September 20, 2013

Using up your stash Blog hop- Diecuts and Cricut cuts

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Judy'sBlog.

There are 6 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing Cricut cuts specifically using cricut cuts as templates for making multi media layouts.

 I started off by cutting out these words. While I am using them for my title I just cut them in white cardstock because they weren't remaining on the page.
 Before placing the words on to the paper how I wanted them I first applied a small about of blue glue to the backs of them and let it turn clear so they would temporarily stick to the cardstock with out ripping it. I then used re-inker in a spray pen with alcohol to spray over the words.
 I then cut a bunch of cogs out that were welded together before they were cut. Once those are stuck to the paper I rubbed a layer of gesso over them. Then I removed the template and allowed it to dry.
 As you can see those cogs look very different!! I took Twinkling H2O paints lightly over the area, to give it a rusty look. As you can see there is a purplish red metalic/glitter hue through out.
I ended with this. The metal piece on the burlap was painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint. It wasn't fully dried in this picture to show the crackle effect.

I love that using my cricut is not just for cutting shapes and titles to to adhere to my layouts, but it is a cheaper route to have a wide variety of templates. The words are now nicely colors and stowed away to use for another project. I had cleaned off the gesso off the cog template so it could also be reused.

Thank you for checking out my project, please leave a comment and tell me what you thought.
Now hop on over to Shirley's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.


  1. This was great, talk about thinking outside the box.

  2. VERY good idea for using those things that didn't make it to the project originally. :)