Wednesday, 10 September 2014

WOYWW #275 - Taming of the Tags and Fungus Ink!

Hi everyone,

It's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, which means it's time to show the world what's happening in my crafty space today and then pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to link up and see what everyone else has been up to this week - come and join us, everyone's welcome!

Here's mine on this sunny autumnal morning ...


In the centre you can see how my tag books are coming along since last week - they now have covers and prettified inside pages ...


... with spaces for me to write in details of how they were made, what I used, what/who inspired them, and so on. I have filled three more like this - blimey!!

You may be wondering about the plastic tub full of a strange black liquid just in front of the tag books in the first photo ... it's not a weird diet snack, it's Fungus Ink! We found some Shaggy Ink Cap mushrooms at the weekend, and, after eating the small ones for lunch, I decided to experiment with the older one - apparently the liquid it produces can be used as drawing ink, so I plan to use it on this little sketch of an elf to make my Fairy Tale tag for Tag Tuesday ...


There are about twenty other things I plan to squeeze into today, so I'd best get cracking - see you at Julia's!

Thanks for coming, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

8 comments:

Hazel said...

Love your tag book. Thanks for sharing your workspace today. Hope you have a great day and a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #45 x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now then, drawing a fairy with that fungus ink really appeals to me! You never know, it might be completely magical and the fairy might come to life :-) I love it!
Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

Chrysalis said...

I love that book! And do show how the ink works out. Have a lovely week, Chris # 34

Helen Allen said...

Hi Annie, Just noticed your post on Google+ Is it Wednesday already??? I love your tag books. Journalling about your inspirations and techniques it a great idea. Hope the ink works as your sketch is fab! Have a great WOYWW - might try and find time to join in next week. Busy making samples for my class on Friday. Hugs Helen x

glitterandglue said...

Hello Annie. You are one busy lady this week. Great book - lots to put in it and write about. Well done. Fungus ink? Goodness - well, that is certainly different - trust we will all get to see the result...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Nikki C said...

Very kewl Tag book looks wonderful never heard of Fungus Ink will have to check that out hugs Nikki 8

Kelly said...

Fungus ink? Now that sounds interesting. Great tag books. I'll have to pop back to earlier posts when I have more time. Creative Blessings!
Kelly #67

Lisca Meijer said...

Love that tag book!
Gosh I didn't know you could make ink from mushrooms. Looking forward to seeing what that looks like.
Lisca#40