Friday, June 26, 2015

MFP blog hop day 4- WHAT IF?

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop

Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers

Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Innovative, creative, out of the box....all words that are fun to hear about your artwork. I am the hostess for this week's mixed media challenge at Splitcoaststampers. MIX126
I wanted my challenge everyone to say "What if?"  I saw these salt painting ideas. I thought "What if... I used white glue instead of a glue stick.?"\

Salt painting idea 1

Well, I tried and found out. It was super fun to add the colored water to the salt, but after it dried, I had huge clumps of the colored salt fall off the cardstock. I tried it several times, and each time it didn't work. It was fun to see the salt change colors, but each time when the glue dried, it kept falling off. YES, I fail. Not every time I try something new does it work. But I didn't give up. 

So I tried "What if?" again. I thought "What if I sealed it after it dried?" I thought I wonder... I wonder if I used  a sealant over the glue. I tried covering it with clear fingernail polish. 
And guess what. It worked. It gave my flower pot such an interesting texture.  I added gold paint to the pot after the fingernail polish dried.

I would love it if you joined me in thinking "What if?"


  1. What a great project MariLynn - love the salt painting - thanks so much for the links. Love the background you have used for your pot of beautiful flowers.

  2. Fabulous! I like what if ideas because to me it is like what I like to say....there are no mistakes in stamping just happy accidents. it's fun to discover things that way.
    stamping sue

  3. This is just wonderful!!! I, too, love to try things to see what effects I will get. Trial and error really paid off for you. Fabulous and creative project!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Marilynn, You get an "A" for persevering and ending up with a gorgeous creation.

  5. Whatever and however you did it, it is gorgeous! Your creation turned out great and you are a true artist!

  6. Very creative and beautiful results!!!

  7. Wow you really gave yourself a challenge and it turned out fantastic! Fabulous creation love it!

  8. Nice technique, MariLynn! Mixed media is not my "cup of tea," but I do like your card!

  9. your BG always Stunning MariLynn and the flowers look adorable on your card
    I adore this card beautifully done

  10. So pretty. Love the background. Hugz

  11. What a fabulous card MariLynn!!!! Love the background technique you used! TFS

  12. Love it! And, what a refreshing way to think outside the box...what if?!

  13. Nice colour and texture - lots of fun along the way too!