Sunday, 10 July 2016

Recycled Reflections

Hello there Bloggy Peeps,

I had a lovely day today - playing in my craft room for the first time in what feels like AGES!! For week 25 of Life Book 2016, we had a bonus lesson with the inspiring Rae Missigman, who showed us how to make a little art journal out of one of those paper wallets your photo prints are sent in - genius!! :o)

Here's how mine turned out ...


The gorgeous fibres were sent to me by my lovely bloggy friend Zsuzsa - I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use them. Inside the wallet there is lots of space for me to store ATCs-in-waiting and mixed media experiments I've saved to use as backgrounds for tags and such ...


The wallet had a coat of gesso and several layers of paint, so it's quite robust, and I reinforced it with washi tape at strategic points ...



Finally a view of the back cover ...


The splats were created with a Tim Holtz stencil which I love. Rae did stitching around hers - I think I will go back and do that too, as the contrasting colour and texture would be a nice finishing touch. I'm so lazy about getting a machine out, even though I have a tiny one on my desk! Maybe I will do stamped stitching ...

Thanks for visiting my blog today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx



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