Monday, October 8, 2012

Don't Throw That Can Of Spray Starch Out!

Did you know that Spray Starch can be used for crafting? I didn't until I was looking for something on the internet and came across a post on making spray starch backgrounds. Of course you know me. I had to experiment making my own backgrounds. Now I want to cut shapes out of dark colored card stock and use the technique on those.

Here is a card I made using one of the backgrounds. I was also playing with my cosmetic sponge and Stazon ink.(click to enlarge)

The black background is black card stock that I sprayed starch on and then sprinkled two different colors of  Perfect Pearls on. Any kind of mica powder would work. I then sprayed more starch on. For this one I put another piece of paper on top and smoothed it down with a brayer. After a minute I pulled them apart. I played with some other things like drawing with brushes,placing foil on top, etc. If you would like to know more about this technique you can find information at this site:

While visiting my sister I played with a cosmetic sponge and my teal Stazon ink. I liked seeing the different effects I got depending on how I held the sponge.

 I didn't like the petals colored on my first panel so decided to make another panel when I got home. I inked this G Studio stamp with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and then stamped over my sponge background. LOL! I won't tell you how many months ago I bought this stamp and this is my first time to use it. I found Friday at a store some ultra-thin Sharpies which I used to color the center of the flowers and the stem. I decided to use the purple ribbon to make the purple in the starch background  pop out. I don't know if I like the green card so may exchange it for another color. Since the panel is pop dotted with squares that are not super sticky it would be easy to swap the color. LOL! I'll have to see what my art critic says as I'll be sending the card to his mother.

If you have spray starch and mica powder I encourage you to do some playing. LOL! Especially if like me you like to make messes.

Thank you for stopping by. I am off to work on a Thank You card and to see if I can catch up on my blog reading. LOL! I have finally made it to the Saturday posts. I think maybe I subscribe to too many blogs.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Myoriah, I love this card. You always think of such clever things to try and then so sweetly share your ideas with all of us. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card and your clever ideas. xxx- Debbie

  2. I love to see how you experiment, and this spray starch is just another one of your successes. Love your card!

  3. I hadn't heard of using spray starch, Myoriah. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Tine (Addie24)

  4. I'm amazed how lovely the spray starch technique looks. I also like the green background on the purple forefront. The shades you used are perfect! Don't change a thing. I'm definitely going to try this since I have loads of spray starch

  5. I'm always on the lookout for different background techniques and this one is awesome! Your color combinations are beautiful and spot on! I love the pop of purple (ribbon). Thanks also for sharing the other site, she has alot of great ideas for making different backgrounds.

  6. Fantastic technique,great effect.Thank you Myoriah for sharing.Awesome.


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