Want to make your own inexpensive rubber/gelly-look embellishments?
Want to use paint on your layouts without fear of messing them up?
All you need is a non-stick surface (I use a craft sheet and a silicon baking sheet) and some cheap craft paint. Here's how.
Step 1 - Cut your desired shape out of plastic packaging (does not need to be clear or beautiful), transparencies, or heavy cardstock using punches, dies, or scissors.
Step 2 - Apply craft paint (typically $1 - $3 per bottle) to your shape and spread to the edges with your finger.
Try this technique freehand by squeezing the paint straight from the bottle onto a non-stick surface: