Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Roses, butterflies and library cards
Inspired by Mrs G I decided I would spend a couple of hours playing with something that isn't fabric based.
I have a few old library cards which I wanted to use, but have been waiting for that 'light bulb' moment, when I think of something brilliant to make with them. I decided to have a go at making some tags.
However, that would involve paint. My first stumbling block. I am totally not good with paint and collaging images. They look a little novice, but I think they do fine for adding to my families birthday gifts!
I have used tissue, paint and some gorgeous German scraps that were sent to me by Mrs G. I have used Mod Podge to seal them, I like the shine. I don't like the way gel medium leaves definite brush strokes when it dries.
I like the textures, the bold rich colours, and the transparent nature of the tissue. I must admit I quite enjoyed this recycling project!