Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Perfect Closures

I've had this glue book that I made out of a composition notebook about a year ago. The butterfly on the front was cut from a Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. This book is just for me with no value other than a place to just goof around. This thing is fat and bulky and of course never closes all the way. The other day I got some Teresa Collins Perfect Closures and attached one and ... amazingly my book closes now! I guess you can paint, ink, et cetera the leather straps, but I didn't do anything with this one. I've inked another one, but haven't used it yet.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bind It All Tag Book

I just finished a little Bind-It-All Tag book for a swap I am in. It seems I can't make a mini scrapbook these days without using my Bind It All. I am going to consciously not use it on my next mini album. Anyway, on this book I used the Far East Mat Stack from DCWV, along with some rub-ons and elements I got at my LSS, some clip art from the Internet, some stuff I had gotten in Chinatown, et cetera.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Some ATC Cards

This week I made a couple of ATC cards -- one for my friend and ATC buddy, Francine, and one for me to keep. Francine and I get together once a month (or at least we try to get together once a month) and try new techniques. Last month Francine taught me a technique where we took brown paper bags, scrunched them up, got them wet and then put three different acrylic paints (two complimentary colors and one complimentary metallic color) on them and gently used a brayer to blend the colors. The background in these are from that day. The face buttons I had gotten in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco this past fall at a neat art store called Far Out Fabrics and Art Supply. I've been wondering what to do with them, and this was just the thing.