Make some “Magic”, exciting news and a freebie!

Magic? What? Magic Mesh, remember the self adhesive rolls of colored mesh that was wildly popular a couple of years ago for scrapbooking and card-making? Sure you do and it is so easy to make. If you have rolls of colored magic mesh that don’t match your next layout you can recolor those too! Here is a project that I made with my homemade mesh, it appeared in the April/May 2008 issue of Ready, Set, Create! magazine:

Project using my home-made Magic Mesh

Project using my home-made Magic Mesh

And here is a better look at the Mesh

And here is a better look at the Mesh

first buy a roll of drywall mesh at your local hardware store. It’s about $5 and it will last a lifetime unless you are some kind of crazy magic mesh addict. Cut off 12 strips of the drywall mesh and lightly stick it to a piece of cardstock (just like magic mesh it is self adhesive.) Squeese out a small amount of acrylic paint and use a foam or flat paint brush to pick up some paint that dab off the excess before swiping it across the mesh. Take the mesh off the cardstock and stick it to a piece of wax paper to dry, then it can be rolled up and stored in a plastic bag until you are ready to use it. How cool is that? As a bonus you get a snazzy sheet of custom pattern paper to use on a project too.

And you get nifty patterned paper as part of the deal!

And you get nifty patterned paper as part of the deal! Download link below.

To download a hi-res jpg of this paper to use on digital scrapbook pages or hybrid projects click here.

OK, we learned how to make Magic Mesh, got a freebie and now for my exciting news (drum-roll please:) I have been picked as a guest designer in 2009 at Creative Cuts and More! Wow I can’t wait to play with their wonderful die cuts, it will be nice to use some die cuts that someone else designed and they are all beautiful. Go check them out, they have an adorable 3-D sleigh that would be perfect to fill with candies for a holiday gift!

On that note I’m off to spend some time in my art room tonight and I hope you have fun trying this project or playing with the paper freebie and if you make something leave me a link, I’d love to see it!  Happy Crafting!

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