April 11, 2021

Beautiful Day

Greeting Card

An unconventional greeting card to share with you today--its support is a small vintage portrait folder with layers of papers--prompted by Simon's Monday challenge.

The flowers were fussy-cut from a paper pack called "Let Your Soul Bloom" (Moda Scrap 2019) grounded by strips of scrap paper, some delaminated cardboard and the backside of a really old envelope.

A bit of machine stitching and Nuvo Crystal Drops along with a Remnant Rub were used as embellishment.

As you can imagine, pasting all of this would have been a chore but I used a spray adhesive which makes it easier.

I'm sending this one to my good friend, Thelma, and it will need a padded envelope to survive the journey.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

March 24, 2021

Brainstorm

 

 
A stripped layer of cardboard, a fussy-cut page from the Ephipany paper collection (Prima 2014), a vintage portrait (also fussy-cut) and my favorite book paper all tinted with inks and colored pencils are the ingredients used for this tag.
 
 
If you're inclined to use book paper in your art, may I recommend you search for a high-quality, very old book and you'll find that the paper will be strong, thick and tough enough to handle mixed-media techniques. Mine was an investment ($10 at a book fair), it has a leather binding and the pages have mellowed to a lovely color but are not friable.

The typewriter text was inspired by Simon's Monday challenge, this week it's using weather for inspiration. I looked inside instead of out and came up with "brainstorming."

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

March 20, 2021

Lambeth

 

Manila Tag

Another "recycle" tag to link up with Simon's Monday challenge--this one was made using the cardboard back of a notepad, an image transfer and inks for tinting.

I've discovered a new way to add text to my collages and am slowly perfecting it. I print (must be laser not inkjet) my words on plain white paper, cover them with clear medium, let it dry then rub the paper off the back using my fingers and a bit of water. I'm left with text on a clear thin surface that can be pasted wherever I want.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.