Monday, July 28, 2008

Altered Art from the Medicine Cabinet

You know you are a true scrapper when everything you touch is looked at with wondering eyes - what could you make with that thing you are just about to throw away? For months now, I've been sticking an estrogen patch on myself twice a week, and noticing the little semi-circular clear transparent backing tabs. Perfect shape, perfect material for LO's and cards. So, I started saving the clear backing and thinking about what I could do with them.

Believe it or not, I dragged a handful of them all the way to Mexico for a week of scrapping with Janet. She laughed pretty hard at my idea to alter the perfect little semi-circles....but I thought they would make perfect little tabs. So I sat around and played - and came up with quite a list of things to do with these remains from estrogen patches.
  • Ink the edges and write words inside with a Sharpie pen
  • Use alcohol ink on one side, flip it over and add a rub-on or a stamp
  • Put perfect pearls on the back
  • Back the tab with patterned paper
  • Stamp on it using Staz-On ink and tiny patterns or designs
I'm betting YOU could come up with even more ideas for how to alter the pull-tabs from the back of estrogen patches. The question is, have you ever altered anything weirder? If so, leave a comment and let me know - we'd LOVE to see a picture! Look to the right for a slide show of my altered patch backings.