On Sunday, Margaret inspired us with her gorgeous photos of southern homes and asked us to write a poem. I have tried three times and am still having difficulty. Somehow the Girl Scouts, a tea party in a sea captain's home and my family all tangled together. I will share in my next post-so many parallels in one's family- if you just look. I have to run errands-I guess we have a storm brewing. I hope the sun is out in your neck of the woods. Today I am just going to share a simple time out I do to keep my muse happy. I will be back with my odd home connections. It is a story with tea, Polio and a captain lost at sea-true story!
I have been playing with Tape Tranfers-simple, but makes for a quick art project that makes my muse smile. Sometimes she plays tug of war with me and this happy accident seems to be enough of a bribe- until I can make time for an art binge. Yes, I bribe my inner child!
Take clear packing tape and capture an image in a magazine or catalog. Cut the tape out and soak it in a bowl of warm tap water. Let it set for a few minutes-now remove the tape and place on paper towels. Now you will want to rub the image off the back of the tape. It takes a bit of work, but worth the time n' effort.
Yes, it takes a bit of patience, but the image will come off. Set it to drive on paper towels or napkins, but not for too long. The sticky will come back, when the image dries. I set them for a few minutes, than reverse the image.
See the paper is coming off-this is the back part of the tape. I was inspired by the stirrings of spring and thought I would use Daffodils. I must go look out in the yard and see if mine have bloomed. I did see their green arms arching towards the sunlight-last time I looked.
Oh, there is still more paper to rub off-but you get the idea.
Wanna see what I made?
I took a book, which had torn out pages...yes, a Velveteen Rabbit type book- I didn't want to part with it. So, instead I made art! I love how the words come through the image. White creates a resist.
You can layer several pieces of tapes over each other to create an ethereal effect. This is an inexpensive way to make an unique card!
I am going to capture the girl with her arms out like a bird- okay plane.
Cut the image or images out and soak in the bowl of warm water!
This piece isn't quite done. I layered the girl on a book page, then added scrapbook elements and some Washi tape. Yes, let your muse tug your hand and make time to play-every day-it will save your soul!