Some of you may have noticed that I was chosen to be the Ginger Muse for the month of September over at the Gingersnap Creations blog.
One of the challenges this month is to create something with baby wipes.
Here is a tag I made
Baby wipes were used for a background scrap, the embellishments on the left and the ribbon at the top.
Normally I only use wipes for spreading paint around or sometimes for cleaning stamps. Playing around with it like this was great fun. I discovered all sorts of things. Once they are dry they take ink and sprays beautifully. I found I could not die-cut them with punches, but other dies work beautifully, though you have to be very careful with intricate dies. The most exciting bit was to discover that when you dry the sprayed wipes and/or die-cuts with a heat gun, they crinkle and shrink (do it in a well ventilated room, as the fumes are probably not too healthy). This gives a wonderful crinkly grungy effect. I loved the fact I could even use strips to tie bows like a ribbon. Die-cut leaves look almost real when they are dried and crinkled a bit. I am sorry this does not really show up in the photo.
If you have not played with baby wipes yet, give it a go, it's great fun.
You can add your pieces here under Spicy Supply Challenge and even be in with a chance to win a prize.