It’s no secret that I love Tim Holtz. I would have that man’s next baby. Or at least make him some “Muffins”
So when his wonderful Grungeboard came out I thought “hooley dooley!” Just the sort of thing I like to scrap with but I can’t afford to buy every single different type at $15 bucks a pop.
Here is my way of getting more out of your Grungeboard pack. Of course, you could stencil with it, or draw outlines with it, or use it as a temple to cut out more shapes BUT I think that’s a bit predictable, don’t you? lol
For this tip you need to grab yourself some SCULPEY from the craft shop/spotlight and some of your empty Grungeboard templates.
Break off a piece of sculpey (about a 10 cent piece size) and mould gently in your fingers until it warms up and becomes pliable and smooth.
Lay your grungeboard onto some spare paper and start pushing the Sculpey into the board with your fingers.
Keep manipulating the Sculpey (treat it a bit like a gap filler) making sure that it is filling the “mould” of the template underneath by being firm and consistent in your pressure.
Once you are sure you have pushed the Sculpey in far enough, turn the grungeboard over and check it from the back. You should see a wonderful shape of Sculpey.
I haven’t got any pics for the next bit (yet) but all you need to do from here is to wait until the Sculpey dries out a bit (I left mine overnight to be safe) and then bake in a warm oven for about 20 minutes to “cure/cook” it. This will make it become hard and then you can trim off any excess with a blade and either paint or decorate as you please.
IF YOU LIKE TO TAKE THIS ANOTHER STEP – you could use your smaller rubber stamps to make an impression on the Sculpey while it is still pliable. Almost like a ready-made “embossing”.
Take care everyone,