Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Inchies, ATC's and Tags

These are my Mixed Media items that were in the October Double issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

Can you guess how the textured background was created for the inchies? Gesso and plastic canvas. And oh so simple. Just layer on a good coat of gesso to a thick cardstock and while it's wet just lay down a piece of plactic canvas and lightly press it down into the gesso. Carefully remove the plastic canvas piece and let the cardstock dry. Once dry, you can add the ink colors, stamped images, and embellishments. The cool thing with gesso is you can embed any item into it for a wonderful texture!

This tag was inspired by a recent trip to Savannah. I was in the middle of packing and the idea just popped in my head. It really is true that real life makes for great inspiration.

Last but not least, there is my Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ATC. The calaveras (skulls) are a very common symbol of this Mexican holiday.

I hope you've been inspired by your stop here today.
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