Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday's {Tip} Paint Cups

For any of you that are dabbling in paints whether it be acrylic, spray inks, Dr. Ph Martin's India Ink, Liquitex inks, or even your stamping ink reinkers, having a palette or tray to use can be very helpful. Roben-Marie suggests using the lid from yogurt cups or pudding cups. The ones I like to use are from the YoCrunch yogurts.



I not only use these for mixing paint but I use it for gesso and for "stamping." Here you can see how I put some Adirondack paint on the bottom of the cup and stamped circles onto my layout I shared in this post on Friday. You can see the circles on the top and bottom right-hand side of the page..



So fun! Another great item I have found that works well is product packaging that has a tray. For example, Maya Road embellishments tend to come in a package where the product sits in a tray. When you open the back of the package, you will find that there is a plastic tray that the product is sitting in. These trays work great for paint cups!


So start a stack of cups and/or product trays and recycle what can easily be used for your paints and stamping. Have a fun and blessed Tuesday!
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17 comments:

Margareta Carlsson said...

What a beautiful page! I truly love the idea of using everyday items for papercrafting! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

Danielle said...

Such a great idea, thanks so much for sharing!!
Your layout is wonderful, love the effect of that paint stamp!

TLady said...

VERY NICE PATTER!!!!!!!! Your page is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! :)
I've been saving cups from Softner bottles & from Unstoppables (Scent you add to your laundry) KNOWING they can be used for SOMETHING like this! :) (You make me feel like I'm not so crazy!) THANKS PATTER! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a totally awesome idea!!!! tfs!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Your pages are always so beautiful, Patter! I love the ideas you shared today. Thank you! Gives me an excuse to buy some YoCrunch. LOL!

Ashley Spiller said...

Patter, I am glad to know I am not the only one that saves the Yo Crunch Lids. I never thought about stamping with them though. Thanks for the great Idea.

Crystal said...

Your page is pretty. Thanks for the great tip.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Great recycling! Love the layout!

Sylvie said...

Awesome idea! Your page is lovely!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Thanks for the great tip and the beautiful layout. You house is gorgeous!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Great idea! Makes me think about the little cups they use to put salad dressing in, as well, thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

great idea. I buy the small cups (2 oz - I think) with snap on lids to take salad dressings to work with me so I have been using those as well. I buy them at Wallie World.

PEA said...

Beautiful Page Patter. I love recycling and do it as often as possible. hair product lids make great circles as well.
Blessings,Pea

Angela said...

Great Ideas Patter. Would you mind popping over to see what I did today http://craftingwithjack.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/as-i-travel-down-lifes-road.html

I just wanted to show off!!

Angela said...

That was quick Patter, so kind of you! I don't have too many people to share art like that with xx

crimsoncat05 said...

I love using things like that for paint, gesso, etc. as well! And they do make great stamps, too- I have a whole collection of jar and bottle lids, wine corks, etc. that I save just for stamping with paint.

Linda Beeson said...

Good thinking! I need to look at my throw aways closer.

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