Thank you for all of your comments on the previous post regarding this house. I liked the depth the blue gave it, but didn't like that it made the whole piece a bit too dark.....
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
but, I can't decide if the tea bag should be mounted on a piece of blue or straight on the off white piece of paper.
when it is on the blue, you can see more of the blue through the tea bag
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I love creating small items, but this lovely creation was not made by me but rather gifted to me by my blogging friend Micki.
The outside has this wonderful face that she created
This lovely little gift that I so cherish, arrived at my house when I was first laying on my couch trying to heal from a concussion. It brightened my day and made me smile. It continues to make me smile and reminds me constantly of the important things in life.
It has been 2 weeks today since I received this concussion, and the symptoms are still with me - headaches, dizzyness, fatigue and some struggle with thinking. I continue to get better, just not as quickly as I would like.
I have not been as creative as I would like to be, but wanted to share this small thing with you that I created a little while ago.
Monday, February 20, 2012
I continue to enjoy working on tea bags and as I am a constant tea drinker, and also have friends that collect them for me, I don't see running out for a long time.
Friday, February 17, 2012
My world has been quite wonky this week, and I haven't been very creative. Last Saturday I played in a hockey tournament, and ended up with a concussion that has made me dizzy, lightheaded and unable to do much. Fortunately I am starting to feel better.
I have been intriqued by creating marks on fabric by rust, and thought this would be a good week to experiment with that - as I was only able to do something small, that didn't require too much energy ( I didn't have too much). So I found some rusty washers that I picked up some time ago and layered them on some fabric and a long tea bag that I had soaked in vinegar.
.... before I continue.... here are the long tea bags that I have purchased for using with loose tea. They are fun as they are about twice the size of a regular tea bag.
(For those that are asking.... I bought these at a cafe that sells tins of loose tea. I have also seen them for sale at kitchen stores)
I wrapped everything up with lace ,and let the rusting begin.
Two days later, this is what the bundle looked like.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I always find it interesting where inspiration comes from. This book came together because of 2 things that inspired me. One was an aged piece of a thin lace like doily that my mom came across when working at the local small 2nd hand store. The other was a oh so lovely book that you can see at this site.
I added colour to the pages, and bits and pieces of lace and aged doily.
I added bits of lace/doily to the spine to soften up the hard cover,
and tie it into the decorated pages.
More decorated pages.
Available for purchase in my Etsy Shop
Saturday, February 11, 2012
My drawings of birds and my love of using tea bags in my creations collided this week and ended up as the images below.
I transfered my drawings onto the teabags and then painted them
but I didn't want the colour to show up too much
which is always easier said then done (0r at least for me)
I mounted them on a piece of watercolour paper.
I am pretty sure I am not done with these yet.... but that is all for today.
I am hoping to add them to my Etsy Shop today.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
So using paper and fabric that was ready for recycling I made these books and sent them off
to GreenCraft Magazine.
They invited me to write an article on how they were made, and that article is in the recent edition (February 2012) of GreenCraft.
The soft covers are made with layers of fabric and paper all glued together on which I paint and stamp and when finished I cover with paste wax.