Tuesday, 9 August 2011

DIY Scratch Offs!

Wow! Two posts in one day! It's a record! It's cause for celebration! (It also means I probably won't post tomorrow! Haha!) Anyway, I found this fab idea, and I just couldn't wait to share it! It is..... (Drum roll Please!)
DIY Scratch Offs!
You know those scratch off lottery tickets? Wouldn't it be cool if you could make them yourself?! Well now you you can, thanks to Martha Stewart (of course!) Art Mind, and Oh the Lovely Things!

I have to admit, I had briefly seen DIY Scratch offs on Pinterest and had thought "Oh you probably need some type of special paint or something, and it's probably tonnes of work and what would I use it for anyway, etc, etc." But now I have seen the error of my ways and realised just how easy and fun and cool it is! (I haven't actually tried it yet, but I'm definitely going to!)

All of the above tutorials use the same method -  2 parts Silver/Metallic Paint & 1 part Washing Up Liquid, painted over whatever you want to find when you scratch it off! The "Oh The Lovely Things" post is the one that actually brought me to my senses, and also has a cute free printable, so you should check that one out, The Art Mind one is the one that everyone on Pinterest went crazy for, and also has a cute idea involving cards, which I will  probably steal, so you should check that one out too. And, of course, there's a Martha version. In fact, she probably started the whole thing, what with her being The Queen of the World Crafts. She uses it for "Save the Dates" for a wedding, but, since I'm thirteen, I'm pretty sure THAT's not going to be happening any time soon. Her tutorial is detailed though, and there are some great tips and help for getting the paint to come off more easily in the comments, make sure you check that out!

I think I'm going to make the "Oh The Lovely Things" ones, then adapt for cards a la Art Mind! Do you think it would work with other colours of paint?  Hmmmm.... I may investigate that! Have fun! S xx