Category Archives: Frugal Ideas

Scrap Embellishments: From the Scraps of Your Scraps

I’ve been making things like crazy and, as usual, I ended up with a 4″ square on my table that wasn’t crammed full of stuff.  So I stopped and began cleaning up.  I gathered my tiny slivers of paper left … Continue reading

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Alcohol Based Markers

work well as inks in your projects.  I mentioned in a previous post how Lindsay the Frugal Crafter re-fills her pigment ink stamps.  Today I offer another option which requires nothing but a bit of water and your alcohol based … Continue reading

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DIY Pigment Ink. Game Changer!

As I’ve mentioned countless times, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter is a genius and has saved me so much money!  Here’s her brilliance for today: Make your own pigment inks. All my stamp stuff came to me second-hand.  I have purchased … Continue reading

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New Stamps and An Idea

Almost all the stamps I have were given to me or I picked then up at a second-hand store or garage sale somewhere.  The few new stamps I bought were wood mounted or the ones in clear plastic from Dollar … Continue reading

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Nine Hours Of Sleep and A Vat of Coffee

later and I am ready to face the day.  I have a solution for the art journal debacle from yesterday:  remove all the signatures from the covers and replace them with paper that actually works.  The covers were all made … Continue reading

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DIY Texture Tools

Here are two easy texture options using stuff you can usually find around your house.  Here’s how: I found two worn out roller covers which fit onto this particular handle.  I cut pieces and shapes from scrap fun foam and … Continue reading

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DIY Rust Effect Paste

Here is a very simple way to create a rust effect for your art journal pages and embellishments.  The first photo shows my inspiration, an old wheelbarrow.  I flipped it over so you could see the beautiful blue/green verdigris.  Here’s … Continue reading

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