Saturday, May 1, 2010

Play Date w/ Myself

ATC inspired by LayHoon of mescrap fame.

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I had a play date with myself yesterday. I decided to try my hand at making paper fabric/cloth. I seem to forget what it is being called but I'm having fun with it. I had a bottle of Elmer's glue about 1/3 full so I added water to about 2/3 full and shook it up real good. Then I cut a piece of thin muslin and had at it. I used scraps of this and that both paper and fabric. I had some stamped images on tissue paper and I added that too. Then some strings and rick rack and more tissue paper and more glue and all with my fingers and a sponge brush; but mostly my fingers. I added a few bits of lace too and didn't even think about what I was doing, just did it. It was fun, fun, fun and I'm not done yet. I want it to have lots of texture. I think I'm going to run it through my sewing machine next. I also think that it's too pink or needs another shade of pink. I started with a blue and yellow idea. Not sure how I ended up with pink. Some of it seems to be a bit stiffer than other parts of it. At first the edges were curling but now they seem to be lying flat again.

I also played with my Lisa Bebi Studio fodder and made 2 ATC's with it. This is the second one. The first is actually a ATC size card. I will show it later. I am not sure yet which I will send to Lisa to enter her original art contest. You can find out about it on her Facebook site, Lisa Bebi Art. I'm excited to see all of the things the participants enter.
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To the May Day Challenge participants, Happy May Day! My package has not arrived yet but that's ok. I will be sure to photograph and share my excitement when I receive it later this week. Valrie has been ill too. I hope she got hers yesterday (she is my partner). I hate our postal system (such harsh words). One never can tell how long it will take something to arrive. But I shouldn't complain as the mail has delivered many fun things to me of late. I still need to scan or photograph my ATC's from LayHoon to show you all, and the extra ephemera she sent is so wow. Thank You Lay Hoon. (She is the muse for the ATC at the top of this post. I call it pennies from heaven.) You are a dear LayHoon....

Well, I'm feeling a nap coming on...Sunday afternoon naps are so nice...
Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You,

Tess
PS. I just joined bArter Sauce. I found her, Rosalie, on Facebook. If you haven't been to this blog yet you really must check it out. They are having way to much fun and I want to join right in. I've already made an offer on something. Wish me luck...

7 comments:

lori vliegen said...

your atc's are so cute, tess! i'm glad you found some "tess time" to sit and play! i tried making the paper fabric once and the only thing i accomplished was making a big mess....it wasn't a very successful project for me! thanks for your encouraging comments about my doodle quilties.....have fun creating your designs in your journal!!! :))

Angie said...

That first ATC is so happy! Made me smile this morning, so wanted to say thank you!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Your ATCs make me feel wow !!
Thank you for your words make me cheerful whole day and days.

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Tess, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, however you must sign up as a follower to qualify as its a giveaway for my followers!
Thanks
Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

Thanks Tess your in!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Tess! Looks like you had a lot of fun! I like the collage paper you made with the pink and the butterflies. And your ATCs are nice, too! :-)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How nice to have a play date with yourself! You came up with some nice ones! I'm going to check out your inspirations. Patsy from
HeARTworks