Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bargain Texture Tools

A trip to the local variety store, Samuel's Ben Franklin, produced these treasures for very little $$$. The shop is having an anniversary sale so EVERY item in the store is on sale.
If you follow my blog, then you know about my recent obsession with circles. This scrubber brush caught my eye because of the potential I saw for texturing and stamping. It cost 80 cents.
This is a close up of a plastic sink mat. I saw a thick stencil. Another 80 cents. I have already used this one for the GPP Crusade and hope to post on that tomorrow.
The big yellow thing under these is a thick foam bulletin board that is very textured. It was $2.50. I think I will cut it up for stamping because it's just too big for my normal pieces. I cut the sink mat down to a manageable size, too.

I'm always saving things{junk}to use for texture. Don't snicker. I know some of you do, too. Does ANYONE have any great ideas for keeping all this stuff organized?


candy said...

hmmm...I love these ideas! I'm off to experiment!


Leah said...

ha! If I come up with any wonderful ideas on keeping stuff organized, I'll let you know. :-)

Love all these textures tools. What fun!

Pamela Jane said...

Cool idea, great thinking to turn these into paper art tools!

Susan Tuttle said...

I love the way you think -- great finds for texture!

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Shayla said...

I think that sink mat would be lots of fun to use. Great ideas!

Susan (rainy) said...

Very cool ideas for textures!!

createitcottage said...

I don't have any organizing tips as my studio is quite messy, but I wanted to tell you what great finds those are. I get some of the strangest looks from my friends when I save what they think is junk and I see wonderful texture possibilities!!