June 27, 2021

A Little Story

Browsing the British Library's Flicker account (where they have digitized a tremendous amount of their collection), I came across this image which inspired me to make a card.
After printing the image on plain white copy paper I knew cutting it out would be a challenge given the thin streaming lines. So I covered the image with a wide strip of clear packaging tape, sanded over the top of it to remove the sheen and then cut it out. The tape helps to reinforce the paper while cutting and makes it more durable for pasting, etc.

It was placed over a scrap of deli wrap that was painted using a gelli plate and stamped with archival ink.

I framed the image on thin, dark, warm gray paper and pasted it over some Tim Holtz scrap. It was mounted on heavy white card stock to form a card. The text is a Remnant Rub.

My apologies as the photos lack sharp focus (they look better in the lightbox feature). It's been a struggle to get good images indoors, we've been over 110° for several weeks now so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ☺.

I'm linking up to Simon this week, the challenge was to use something clear and my packaging tape technique should qualify.

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

Until next time, take care.