Thursday, January 30, 2014

Weirdest crafting media

Ok, I love to create. It brings me such joy and satisfaction. I love all my stamping and crafting supplies.But if those were to all disappear, I would still find a way to craft. I saw a photo today of a man who drew designs in the sand. I think I would be like that guy crafting with what I had. The other day my stamping friend Lydia, stamped with milk. She posted a photo on facebook and asked people to guess what she used. There were some really weird answers, like crushed bugs. Well, I am always up for trying something new. I looked at what was on my desk and decided to craft with it. Look closely at my flower. Can you guess how I colored it? and how the center of the flower was done? ...ketchup. Yep, I said ketchup. I had a package of Heinz ketchup. I put some on a lid and used my finger to spread it all over the flower. It gave it a rich orange color. It also smelled good and made me hungry. I then took the last little bit of ketchup and poured it into a puddle in the center of the flower and I let it dry overnight. It was an interesting experiment to say the least. When it was dry I traced the puddle with a gold marker and added some gold dots to the center.

Other interesting things that I used on my card... white glue, shoe polish, ink, twine, paper brads, drywall tape, quilled strips from an old encyclopedia page.

What is the craziest thing you have ever crafted with?
I am entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.


  1. You are funny. This card makes me admire you, before I read your little recipe. It looks real somehow. There is no other kind once you've crafted with Heinz......I enjoyed seeing your lovely art today and thank you for sharing it with us.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Oh MariLynn what a fabulous card and I love all the unconventional media you have used!