Have you seen the non stick craft mats that are out there? I know that Tim Holtz uses one and also Tattered Angels gives you great ideas for how to incorporate the over spray onto your projects.
Well, they can be rather pricey. A small 9x12 mat can run you $10+. And if you wanted to cover a good portion of your work surface, well, we're talking big bucks here... or are we???? What if you took a new slick vinyl shower curtain from a discount store, cut it to size, and then spritz away with your mists... then just wipe with a paper towel when you're done!! Easy storage, too, just roll it up and put it away.
OR, take a piece of MDF cut to your choice of size, lay the MDF on the shower curtain, trim sides to an over lap of about 5 inches, wrap the excess 5 inches around the back and staple. Wa-La!! A portable craft mat covered top — which provides some extra surface space if you have a small desk, like I do. I could place this over a card table. Great for little kids, too. They could work with paints on this surface and not mess up your kitchen table.
See, that's how my brain works, always trying to think of ideas on how I can make something that is expensive myself for way less.
Here's a layout I did a few months ago. Now that I look at it, it seems like something is missing... I don't know. It's fine, I won't be pulling it out to add anything, but it just seems to need something. Oh, and this is a lift of a Kim Watson layout. I love her style. She's made the new Creating Keepsakes dream team. Yeah Kim!!
I scanned the layout in, so I don't have any closeups. Now that I look at it.... what if I took some twine and placed it down the right by the photos? or stitching? or a twine bow? Maybe that's what it needs.... any suggestions??
Have a creative day!!