So, I've been having a great time making items for my Etsy shop. I LOVE creating things, but what makes them even more special is creating them for other people, whether they're used as gifts or retail items. Here's my latest:
I'm a true fan of white on white-ish. This made me smile.
The heart medallion is melted UTEE, the flower is stamped, and the key is rubbed with white gesso. Gotta love gesso.
The elderly woman is an old picture (transferred onto the page) of my great great grandma, Ma Kelly, who lived to be 103 yrs. old. Little did she know she'd end up on Etsy.
I used a wide variety of techniques in this shabby chic book. Way, way too much fun.
It was made from a vintage Do-It-Yourself encyclopedia.
I fashioned a tag with a pocket.
The book included clips, crinkle ribbon, hand-painted papers, glitter, modeling paste, glass bead gel, stamped images, etc., etc., etc. It was hard to know when to stop.
Lots of texture.
Pearl pens, corrogated cardboard.
Altered chipboard elements
Printed canvas and hand-painted papers
Stamped images, embossing powders, rhinestones, vintage measuring tape
Twine, distress paint
More embossing, crinkle ribbon, and my signature Howsewears key image
Printed canvas back
I hope you enjoyed the "tour" of my book.