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Day Fourteen – 30 Days of Creativity 2015 – Chromatography

Today’s theme was rain, and happily it was raining! As I already have rain-themed jewellery in my Etsy shop I thought it might be interesting to use the rain to help to create something.

I tried out my new Sharpies first, but even with a good soaking they weren’t budging (kudos to Sharpies for being indestructible):

So I went down the ink route and finally managed to get some mini chromatography going on:

I’m pretty pleased with the result – simple but effective.


Button Wednesday: Crafty button stamp

For my debut Button Wednesday post I thought I’d bring you something a bit crafty courtesy of a user called maximumRABBIT over on Craftster. She very kindly shared a technique with the community for creating a cute button stamp out of old cotton reels.

Cotton reel button ink stamp

Now this is right up my street, combining recycling with buttons and the ability to embellish things with them┬áto my heart’s content! And if you’re┬áa bit crafty or learning to sew,┬álike me, you’ll probably┬áhave loads of cotton reels just waiting to be transformed. I’d love to see what you get up to with this technique – I’m off to try making some stamps now and will share the results soon.