Because I can’t read – Challenge

I found a website that lists, by month, the National Awareness Days.

I had an opportunity to have a break in driving to do some searching for anything to spark some creative magic. I can’t participate but I can sure stir the pot.

Doing the searching from my iPhone I’m going to lay the blame on the small screen and the small print.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 is a celebration for the genius of Marconi who perfected radio transmissions. Ham Radio operators celebrate being able to yak the world over.

I read the small print as MACaroni Awareness. Visions of children creating awesome flowers and trains, with macaroni, filled my head.

This challenge is an EXPERIMENT. One of my favorite things to do. Find out what happens when you do….

My challenge to you, my friends, is to find out what happens when you apply ink products to macaroni and cast it upon card stock.

Use a few pieces of Elbow macaroni dabbed in ink then apply it to paper.

Spray some spaghetti, linguine, or other long pasta with your shimmer spritzes and toss the noodles on your paper. Arrange your noodles in a pattern of your choice and spritz your paper. Use the pasta as a mask.

Wear a laytex glove, hold some shell pasta in your gloved hand. Apply several drops from a re-inker then toss the pasta on your card stock.

The idea is to create a unique and one of a kind background paper. Use your newly created masterpiece on a card front, along with any stamped image you wish and create a greeting card.

Use your background paper creation in a scrapbook layout. Accentuate your layout with photos and embellishment of your choice.

Use your background paper in an Art Journal or personal journal. If you are doing a 365 book add a piece of your work to a section in your book for April.

Use your unique piece on an altered item.

Whatever you choose to do take pictures of your macaroni masterpiece. If you do create something with your AWESOME paper then take pictures of your finished work and add them to your blog.

Tell everyone what you did to create your Macaroni Wonder on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments section of this blog post.

Deadline is Saturday, April 21,2012.

I will not be judging these. My only intent is for you guys to think outside the box in your crafting.

Can’t seem to find just the right paper for the project you want to work on. Make it yourself 😀

Long hours on the road being with myself causes these spurts of ideas. Since I can’t do anything about it then I forget my genius idea in 5 minutes I’m enlisting you, my fellow crafters, to experiment for me 😀


See! That’s me thinking about crafting.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Mathis
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 23:26:43

    You want us to think about macaroni, and all I can think is “CHEESE’s CRAZY!”

    Actually, I do have a thought and will share on my B L O G this week!


    • Message In A Fold
      Apr 16, 2012 @ 07:02:41

      Macaroni and cheese! Yes 😀

      I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with macaroni. No pressure.

      I get to listen to P!nk again, or a great song from South Pacific 🙂 if you haven’t changed them.


  2. gardenpinks
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 17:50:48

    Pasta?????? We rarely have pasta in this household as Rod said it reminds him of slugs – yuk! Actually that’s a fib because we do have spaghetti but that is the only pasta and I only have enough left for a meal so no can do on this one!:D
    I wonder what patterns can be created with rice???? Now that we have plenty of 🙂

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx


    • Message In A Fold
      Apr 23, 2012 @ 06:16:29

      Slugs, that’s funny but often true when over cooked 🙂

      I can’t have you try with your last bit if spaghetti. Shelly used some kind I’m not familiar with, Tagratelli, and some Mellow Moss inker. It was was cool to watch her shake and rattle the plastic bin from a stamp set. Her results were better than I expected. I didn’t think it would work with the noodle soaking up all the ink.

      I wonder what rice would do….hmmm. Something to think about and give a try.

      Love you – Leslie


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