March 31, 2018

Erasable Memoranda

 

The paper used for this tag was cut from a vintage (1916) portrait cover (a graduation photo of my great aunt Ada). It's a light mustard color with an embossed stripe texture and because of its age, it's a bit friable and easy to distress.

I built a collection of boxes filled with various bits and mounted it on top of ephemera from the Tim Holtz Collector Layers. The ruler came from the Dapper paper stash and I embossed the end with metallic powders.


I tinted the metal star and index clip (Tim Holtz) with metallic white and butterscotch alcohol inks and that's a distressed Remnant Rub on top of the clip. 


I made it for this week's Monday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp which prompted crafters to do something "Inside the Box." I enjoy working with the prompts because it gets me creating things I've always wanted to try but might not have otherwise.

My little boxes are not an original idea and I must give credit where credit is do. Rebecca Sower is an artist I've been following since I discovered this magazine article (Somerset Studio) in December, 2009. I didn't realize until just this moment that an altered book I made recently may have been inspired by her too!

10 comments:

  1. A brilliant idea and a fabulous project -great tag and love the little images in the little boxes-great vintage effect
    Carol x

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  2. Wonderful tag, it's full of little details that make it perfect, I love how you've made the frame with the cord and you've played with the white paint.
    Hugs.

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  3. Love that collection of tiny boxes on this awesome tag!

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  4. This is such a stunning tag! The little boxes and the embellishments are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  5. SO FUN to see you go dimensional with these fabulous boxes! And what a great detail on Tim's index clip! You are ever-original (even when inspired by others) and this was a really remarkable piece that made me smile.

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  6. Very cerative tag! The little boxes are fabulous.
    Mar :)

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  7. I love the little boxes. And I also like that you gave credit to the artist that inspired you. We are all interconnected. We do not create in a vacuum, do we? Very cool.

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  8. Stunning piece! As always I love admire your work and read your stories! Fabulous idea to create this mini boxes! I adore this! Barbara

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  9. Amazing! Love it all, especially those little boxes!

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