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Hey! Don't Throw That Away: Toilet Paper Tube Stamps

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So you know that I love empty toilet paper tubes.  I use them all the time.  But you don't have to leave them "as is."  The soft cardboard is easy to form into lots of different shapes!

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I was super thrifty and cut my toilet paper tubes into smaller chunks in order to create six unique stamps.

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Well, the plain old circle probably isn't that unique...but let's keep that our little secret, okay?

Once I made my stamps, I got to stamping...

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As you can see, I used acrylic paint on top of black tags.  It's kind of a cool effect.  But then I decided to break out my Gelli Plate.

Still working on top of black tags...

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Finally I started making some little flowers by combining two of the toilet paper tube stamps with a stem.

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Toilet paper tube stamps are a quick and easy way to make some fabulous marks with something you throw away all the time!  So rescue a few tubes from the trash and have fun with them!  I hope you'll give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

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