April 29, 2010

$$Frugal Friday Tip$$

Adding Color by Wendy
Posted by PicasaDesign Team Wendy submitted this Frugal Friday Tip: Something I always keep on hand is plain white and cream cardstock. They are basic scrapbooking supplies that I can always use. Sometimes I've got the perfect color in mind for a layout, like the one here, and I am out of that color - now what do I do?! Here's the answer: I take that white or cream cardstock (that I always have on hand) and add ink to it to create my perfect color in place of that cardstock that I didn't have. For this particular layout I used textured paper and just rubbed my ink pad directly overtop of the paper. It was very quick and easy and gave me the matching color I was looking for. There are many other ways to add color. You can use a sponge, stipple brush, or texture brush/sponge. Each technique will give a different look. Give this a try the next time (you think) you don't have quite what you are looking for!
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  1. This is a great idea - and a great way to make everything match!

    Maybe I'll have to try this!

  2. Cool idea, how clever and thanks so much for sharing this frugal tip with us!