Monday 24 August 2009

More brown cardboard tags

As you can see from my post below - you get quite a lot of paper from a small cardboard box, once it has been soaked and the layers magically come apart

Lots to do challenge this week is paper - and I have sure been experimenting with it!

(click photos to enlarge for a closer look)

When I ripped this piece from a large bit - one side of it looked roughly like a heart shape - so that's what I made from it. The corrugated cardboard got a swipe of white chalk in first - which gives a lovely vintage feel to it. Crafty Individual vintage images, and scraps of paper, lace, nylon, and bits and bobs.

As you can see from the back - it's not really a heart shape - but by adding layers of material etc you can make a torn piece of paper into any shape you like.

This one does look rather nice in real life.

'The rites of spring' hasn't photographed very well - it's hard to see the transparent pale blue nylon scraps which match the doll's dress which the little girl is holding. You can see a piece I cut and stamped and glued to the cream material though. In natural light it has a lovely silvery shimmery to it which catches the light.


Anonymous said...

ooo more gorgeousness....youve found your groove again - love this new style of work

Paper Paradise said...

I really love what you are doing using the card as a base. I didn't even think about soaking it to release the layers!!!!!! Thanks for great inspiration and a brilliant tip!
Sue x

sam21ski said...

More fab stuff Lotie - I love it TFS

Thanks also for playing along with this weeks Lotstodo Challenge - Sam xxx

Willy said...

Fabulous artwork!

Momiji said...

love what you've done with nostalgic

LazyKay said...

Excellent pieces how inspired is that?


Carol said...

Great tags I can see the blue nylon and Glittering effect on the second tag


WendyK said...

These are fabulous, love all the vintage stuff, great use of the card. The heart shaped one is my favourite.