I was arting up an envelope for a crafty friend and pulled out my little 5'x7' gelli plate. I happily went about my business and when finished stuffed my envie, which needed some extra sealing assistance from packing tape. Now typically I wipe off my craft mat as soon as I'm finished but I didn't this time so there was some dried paint left on it.
As I was sealing up the envie I was trying to avoid getting the packing tape on my craft mat because I didn't want it to pick up any of the dried paint. Say what??!! (Here is where the clouds parted and the angels sang.)
"What if", I said to myself, "I purposely cleaned up the mat with packing tape?" Oh, the glee and pure joy that filled my soul as I eagerly stuck and lifted. My gelli plate was still a little grungy too so I slapped some tape on there. It worked. Cool!
I always have blank ATC-sized papers sitting around so I stuck and lifted to my heart's content and then stuck the tape to my ATCs blanks. Backgrounds. All ready to go. For something.
Isn't that a fun, random discovery? It's going to be a good day...