I picked up a bunch of Sharpie pens whilst we were in America........not that we can't get them here, we can, but Walmart had these for $10US ....BARGAIN! I only went in for milk, you can imagine what the boss said :)
I had in mind trying a watercolour effect on some plain clothing..........OK not today, but I'm working up to it.
I have, instead made some bookmarks. Always handy to pop in with thank you cards!
These started life as a 2 litre plastic milk container.
If you want to try here's the what and how!
What you need:
Coloured Sharpie markers (4), 2 litre plastic milk carton, Isopropyl alcohol (available in Bunnings here in Australia), household scissors, corner rounder, Spray can of Varnish, twine and beads or ribbon to embellish.
- Add some boiled water to a clean, empty milk carton. This heats that horrid glue they use to add a label. After a minute the label should come off clean. Any glue left can be taken off using eucalyptus oil.
- Using household scissors cut down the centre of one side of the carton. (the one without the handle :) ) The flat bit front and back of the carton was what I used.
- Cut two strips from the front and two from the back of the carton. Round the corners and using a whole punch, punch a hole in the centre of the top of each strip.
- Now the fun bit, using several Sharpie markers fill each strip with colour.
- Next you drip dots of Isopropyl alcohol randomly over the coloured plastic strips and watch the colours meld into each other. ( if you lay the coloured plastic flat you get the circles but on my pink and purple ones I held them up to let them run.)
- Once dry, (it takes no time at all), a light spray of varnish will stop the colour from rubbing off
- Thread some twine through the punched hole and decorate with a few beads.
Thanks for calling past today, see you soon....................