Design Tip for Altering Hodgepodge Hardware

In honor of the Deal of the Week featuring the Vanilla Hodgpodge Hardware here are a couple of design tips for their use.

 Design Tip:

 Using Craft inks and a heat tool you can convert  Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware  to any of the 48 colors in the Stampin’ Up! color families.  And even without a heat tool you can add color to the Vanilla Designer brads.  vanilla brad with craft ink 

Tip #1:    To achieve this two tone effect with the Vanilla Designer Brads you will need a craft pad or spot, a baby wipe or damp rag and the brad.   Simply smoosh (don’t you love those technical stamping terms – LoL!) the brad down into the pad several times, pressing deep enough to get the ink fully into the incised design.  Then simply wipe away the excess ink from the rest of the brad, let dry and you are done.  You can use a heat tool to expedite the drying time if you want and if you want a bit of bling dust it with dazzling diamonds after wiping the excess ink off and then heat or let dry.

 vanilla oval frame with craft inkTip #2:   To completely change the color of a Vanilla Hodgepodge piece you use a slightly different variation on the above technique.   For this version you will need a craft pad or spot, a sponge dauber, clear embossing powder and a heat tool as well as the Hodgepodge frame or piece of your choice.  You can use this tip to change the color of the basic brads as well.

1. Using the sponge dauber and craft pad or spot cover the hodgepodge piece thoroughly. 

2. Once covered with Craft ink sprinkle clear embossing powder over the piece.

3. Use your heat tool to set the embossing powder.  You will be able to see the transformation happening right before your eyes.

Using this method you can create all 48 colors from one basic set of Hodgepodge and this week its 30% off!!   With that price, this tip and SU quality you can’t go wrong.  

(in case you’re wondering the text on the ribbon in the picture is a rub on applied to the ribbon)

To purchase any of these products leave me a comment or email with your contact information or use the link to the online store and select me as your demo (Jean Fitch   Jacksonville, OR).

Enjoy the special and the creativity!

Hugs and blessings – Jean

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2 Responses

  1. Really cool ideas, Jean! I’m going to have to have a class to show my customers how to do that;-)

  2. […] an earlier post (found here) I shared a tip or two about using and altering Stampin’ Up’s Hodgepodge Hardware.  I […]

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