Monday, October 14, 2013

Repurposing a Rubber Sink Mat for Crafting


     I came across this flower sink mat at T.J. Maxx. It was only a few dollars and I've gotten a lot of use out of it already. As you can see in the pics I have cut away some of the flowers. I used these in a project to give a flower-textural background. It's easier to use than a template with modeling paste as you have the perfect, in this case, flower every time. The mat/flowers can be painted, coated with gesso, given texture with modeling paste, used to embellish a card or tag, made into jewelry or you can even use it as a template to cover a large area with paint, modeling paste, and ink. It cleans up well and was a great find.