The altered book swap went well and was graciously received! This was a fun, but time consuming project but live and learn! RAK’s went out to Tel Aviv and Canada and one to the States…I realized that I had purchased 2 copies of an altered art book from Amazon, so I sent one off and a Signo white Uni; some other things to help thin out my excess stuff and a lots of little odds and ends ( my personal favorite!) .
The chicken pox kids are wearing me out! Everyone is almost dried out and will definately go back to school next week.
Those stamps that I made by heating old seat cushion foam ( I believe they are sold for gardeners knees, too) became not only the ATC background but I started painting the suitcase a white and will be stamping the rose pattern inside ( camera batteries are dead and recharging so hang on , lol!) And that altered book I had been working on ( Thank’s to Sharon and her kids project AND for the stamp idea!) is FINALLY finished! It was only 8 sides, but it takes me a long time to work out patterns and backgrounds. I just don’t have a natural artistic groove like others…or maybe it is the twins sucking out all of my brain energy chasing after Kung Fu uniforms and bike innertubes. These are the first 2 sides using some old celebrity playing cards, vintage french post card pix and writing on the back and an interesting envelope that had postage stamp mounts on it. The cool thing is that you can embellish as much as you want, the book dosen’t have to close flat.
Have a great and artfilled weekend everyone! We are off to the cabin to drop off some things we purchased but as soon as the school begins monday, I am back at my desk ( I hope)! Lastly: Does anyone recycle mailing envelopes? I feel so cheap painting and decorating over them, but it seems like such a waste to purchase “clean” mailers when they end up being decorated anyway. Just a thought…