Monday, October 17, 2011

Using Medical Gauze on your Layouts {it looks really good!!}

Hi there ladies!  
It's Helen again, from Durban, South Africa, sharing a recent page I made using some 
Medical Gauze I bought at the pharmacy here!!  Yes, you read that right!  Sourcing the latest
& greatest scrapbooking products is a challenge for me here & I have to buy
most of what I use online from overseas, but there are a few things I manage
 to source locally& medical gauze is one of them....

Obviously the gauze comes in white but it is
very easy to dye it to any colour you like 
by spritzing it with glimmer mist or even paint mixed with water in a spray bottle.

The best way to do this is to lay some plastic on the floor
(I do this inside to avoid the fine gauze getting blown in the wind)
then spray the mist on from about 40cm away - at about a 45% angle - 
this helps the mist to spread more easily rather than pooling in dark blobs!

No need to buy expensive plastic sheets - simply slice open a large refuse bag - 
down the side and across the bottom - open it up and there you have it!

And for another - totally different effect - using exactly the same gauze -
you can actually paint it -
for a stiffer, more masculine look, like I have done here on this page.

The gauze I buy is HEALTHEASE by PLASTERMAN and comes in packs of 100 sheets 
folded into 10cm squares {but when opened up are roughly A4 size} 
and only cost me the equivalent of AUS$4 for ALL THAT!

So head on down to your local pharmacy & have a look around in the 
First Aid Section - who'd have thought hey!?!

For more ideas on how to use gauze on your layouts visit my blog at
and if you decide to give my ideas a go pop in and let me know so I can come & check it out!
Have fun!!


sandi said...

Oh Helen these are absolutely fabulous! Love evrything about them!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

My oh My!
Helen these are amazing!
These are totally the coolest ever!
Why to get creative girlfriend! Geez!
LOL! Love love love!!!!!

kristie said...

OHH very cool idea!!thanks for shareing!!

Juanna Hope Sia said...

have always wanted to try but haven't got the courage to do so, always thinking i might just mess it up haha. you are brillant with the guaze!

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