"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Monday, July 23, 2007

Retreat projects

Different members presented make and takes during the weekend. This first project was a 4 x 4 "danglie". A collage sheet image was adhered to two pieces of cardstock with a beaded trim sandwiched between on the bottom edge. A wire hanger, German scrap scalloped border and decorative fibers were added. A fast and fun project.

We also made a "triptych" folder with library pockets and cards for keeping track of books and supplies we loan out. This is made with 4" x 8" pieces of cardboard covered with patterned cardstock. A ribbon closure was added before adhering the end papers. We stamped images and added them to circles of gold candy wrappers (and, yes, we were able to eat the candy!).

We also played with Heidi Swapp masks, cutting them into smaller pieces and laying them on card fronts. We then wiped chalk ink across the card and removed the mask to reveal the resist. This is a simple card but an easy technique. It would make awesome backgrounds to stamp over.

1 comment:

Nise on GW said...

GORGEOUS resist card! Like that book with the library pockets, too.
And I've soldered one of those collage pendants. I do wear mine occassionally. I put an extra ring on it and it dangles under a fancy silver bar pin. Thanks for sharing all your fun creations.