...the challenge this week, hosted by the talented and awesome Linda, involves alcohol inks. Love them. I haven't picked up a flower stamp in, oh, 24 hours, so I had to use one on this week's challenge. It's a Hero Arts Silhouette stamp. Highlighted with white pen, mounted on a piece of chip cut with Tim's On the Edge die, which was inked with Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire distress ink. The butterfly, dragonfly and wee little hummingbird are also Hero Arts, clear stamps.
Easy technique with striking results because of the intensity of color with the alcohol inks.
Ok, now for my idea. You remember I was hostess for a twinchie swap on the Everything Wendy Vecchi group. Well, if you don't remember, I was a hostess for a twinchie swap on the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo group. rofl.
I was agonizing (ok, exaggerating there) about how to display them, as I wanted to be able to see who made them, which is usually a signature on the back. I know, I could have made little labels or something, but it was more important to me that I be able to read the back. Hey, it's my display.
I had a Eureka! moment this morning before work. If any of you have bought Tim's new Texture Fades, you know they come in a long, two pocketed clear plastic holder. And you also know, that I don't throw any packaging away that might become useful to me in the future. Enter the twinchies. Take two pieces of packaging, they will be facing back to back, cut off the edges of ONE piece, just enough so it slides in the edges of the other, and VOILA! you have a holder that is clear, encloses the art to keep it dust free, and enough depth to hold dimensional items. Here comes your visual aid, although hard to see 'cause it's clear:
Obviously, I'm going to use small glue dots to hold them in place in the base piece, but I was so excited it worked, I had to share...so, now, I could decorate it with alcohol inks, paper round the edges, put a chipboard title up on top, and the beauty is, it already comes with a hole for hanging. Coolio....now.....you....better....
Go Be Creative!
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