Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thrifty Thursdays - Using Your Stash - Alphas

Today's Thrifty Thursday post is about repurposing something you already have in your stash - alphabets! If you are like me you probably have a ever growing stash of alphas - and if you are like me you can't bear to throw away alphas that either have barely any letters left (you know you will never make a full word out of one set!) or you have alphas from 10 years ago that aren't your taste any more but you spent money and can't throw them away (maybe they will come back in style?)!  Well today's post is for you!
 
Supplies Needed:
Your stash of alphas
White Paper
Glimmer Mist (or other color spray)

Step one - spell out your title (this is great for making unique titles for your layouts).  Use letters from all different alphabets - it doesn't matter what color or pattern they are.  Tip: don't push them down too hard - you will need to peel them back up later!  Step two - Spray over the top of the letters with a color misting spray.  I then dabbed the paper/letters with a paper towel to get the excess mist off.  Peel the letters up (I find its easier to get them up BEFORE drying them paper).  Dry your paper with a heat gun (or let it air dry).  Step 3: Use your title as needed - you could also outline the letters with a black pen.  

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5 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great tip

Michelle said...

Cute idea! Very clever!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Cute & clever, I like it!
Thank you for sharing :]

Pam said...

I have about a million of these alphabets laying around. Great idea! TFS!

Deb said...

Why didn't I think of that....:) I have a box full of mismatched letters...what a super idea! Thanks for sharing!