Hi, Marlene here. Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Great Lakes MegaMeet Scrapbook Convention in Novi, Michigan. It is always fun to get to see new products first hand. My favorite find for this year was Mudd Puddles (MuddPuddles.net). At first glance I thought it was heat embossing powder but the granuales are much larger and heat is not used at all. The vendor sold 4 different colors - sand, snow, splash sand (blue) and black - packaged with a tray, a brush and two-sided thickers. The Sand color looks so much like the real thing I couldn't wait to try it. It is very messy in the same way as glitter or heat embossing so you need to cover the area. On the other hand, it is as easy to use as it is messy so worth the effort.
This is a picture of the product.
The next is a layout I did using the double sided thickers for the title in blue. The strip beneath the title that looks like sand was done by applying glossy Mod Podge to sandy colored paper then shaking the Mudd Puddles over the area. Any over shake can be funneled back into the jar for later use. After the first coat of Mod Podge dried, I applied a second coat to set the sand. Once it was dried I applied the title with Terrifically Tacky Tape, nothing else seemed to want to stick.
We spend a lot of time at the beach so this set was perfect for many of my pictures. Here is my finished beachy page, I took to this product like a Lab to water! It may not be a new product but it is new to me and I love the result.