Wednesday, 4 January 2012

gracias..




Would you believe that the background for this tag was made out of toilet paper? Cuchy did a great demo of squashing wet toilet paper with an embossing folder in the second of the creative jumpstart workshops. She lives in Spain and we are hoping to go camping near Tarragona in Spain come the summer...so this tag holds my dream of doing that. I have painted the dried embossed toilet paper with watercolours and white paint to make it look aged..these colours remind me of my last visit to Spain when I stayed near Cadaques many years ago! I decided to add the tags to my altered book..this is the one I did last year where I used gesso and brown ink to distress the pages.







I made these 2 pages last night as I needed to do some art as I was really fed up..I find art very therapeutic especially when I have had a bad day. I incorporated the bliss tag on to a page just using inks and paints and stamps...I wasnt happy with the square edges of the bliss sticker and found that by holding a heat tool over it for a few seconds that you can scratch the edges to make it blend in the page better..so that is my free tip for you today!

11 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Lorraine your work rock.

Diane said...

Very cool technique--you're so right too! Art is the Best therapy. Oooh--and Spain--I've talked to friends who have been there--they loved it too.

Sid said...

Both are fab projects, love the toilet paper/embossing folder paper !

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh the tag is wonderful. I love how the colors subtly shifts from one to another and all the texture. Fantastic Lorraine. xox Corrine

cath said...

I love this page and would never guess it was toilet paper...I'll never look at TP again.

And yes, art it therapy for me...soothes my soul after a long day at work. :D

artistamyjo said...

Beautiful and thenks for the tip.
Hugs

Janet Ghio said...

Your tag looks great! That was a really good tutorial she did--but I don't have one of those machines that imprint and squish out all the water--is that what you used?

Yvonne said...

Wow, TP???? That is amazing. These are beautiful and how wonderful to go to Spain. Your tags are just lovely.

Cuchy said...

Ohhh Thank you so much Lorraine. I'm so happy you like my jumpstart and I absolutely love your tag, specially because is inspired by my country :)
Thank you for joining us

Nathalie Kalbach said...

oh this is amazing. I love what you did!!! Thanks for sharing! And ...I do love love love your blog design! Have a gorgeous day!

Jan said...

Cool! I recently saw a tutorial on toilet paper embossing and I want to try it too! Love what you have done here, thanks for sharing.