Tuesday 24 February 2009

Thank you

I have lots of people to say thank you to - for all the encouragement, inspiration, comments, for all the links to sites, all the advice you give on your blogs and the forums I am on - so please take this to be just for you.

I have made another wallet, and used my bargain priced Tim Holtz stamp on the outside.

I cut out a tag from mount board, and a smaller tag of the same paper to glue onto it - it looks a bit lighter because of (a) the part of the pattern I used and (b) the acetate.

I have been experimenting lately with stamped images - reducing and enlarging them by scanning them into the computer, then printing them out. I got my son to print out some for me on acetate on his laser printer as it doesn't work on my ink jet, for some reason the ink never dries, no matter which way around I put the acetate in!

The acetate I glued on to the tag, then cut around it - the printed surface is behind - so is kept clean and doesn't wear off.

This little acetate strip was a 'freebie' from a forum I belong to, thanks Moira. It is clear acetate, with the thank you message on it. I coloured the back with Expresso alcohol ink and kept applying it until I got the depth of colour I wanted - then threaded some of the ribbon I bought last week - and wrapped it around the back.