Friday, March 13, 2015

Tim Holtz March Tag Challenge

Okay I am hanging in there! This is the March tag I made playing along with Tim Holtz on his blog here. I thought the molding paste with the gold embossing technique was so cool. I didn't have the large butterfly but I used the butterfly from the blueprint stamp set I did have.

I loved the watery effect of the distress paint technique. I hope you are playing along, his techniques are so much fun and they make you use up your stash I made two of these tags and they don't take very long at all to whip up, so gratifying.

Hope you are had a great weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thrift Store Thursday

3 weeks ago on a past post I showed pictures of my thrift store haul. I found this white leather photo album it was 50 cents. I loved the size and the fact that it had a 1 inch wide spine.
On the inside is a waterfall of 4x6 page protectors. Two years back, I started collecting Peerless Watercolors. If you are not familiar with them they are some type of fiber paper filled with luscious pigment, yummy in my opinion. Well they needed a home and I found that this photo album would be perfect.

I replaced the paper inside with watercolor paper then began adhering the squares of watercolor down.

I made labels of each color using my Dymo labelmaker and papertape, then put a swish of each color underneath the square. 

 February 23rd I did a Ustream show on our channel if you want to see how I did it.
I dressed up the book with some water colored dyed seam binding ribbon and I am so happy with this little book, I can take it with me and  it is an easy grab off the shelf. A water color brush and I am good to go.

Repurpose something today will ya?!