Hello, hello… How’s life treating you? Busy with creating & a change of days has been uppermost on my mind & in my life. Summer vacation started 2 days ago & having the young man about certainly makes a difference in my mornings & afternoons, but I love having him around…most of the time. The 2 of us are spending at least 30 minutes each day reading…a book. You know one that you hold in your hand & interact with by turning pages. I’m reading a book on Elizabeth I & he’s reading Harry Potter.
A summer celebration must include that wonderful summer getaway, time by the sea. Just listed are 6 tags featuring colors of the sea & mermaids all in a vintage-inspired sort of way.
The mermaid illustrations all came from books published in the late 1800s & early 1900s. I am a cheapie, rather than purchase tools & bits I try creating something similar with what I have. I wanted to make some vintage-looking ribbon for the tags. Ribbon steeped in tea just doesn’t take on that spotted, dappled look of age even though I tried. Lightbulb…I wadded up paper towels & pressed the towel on an ink pad & then dabbed at the ribbon. I like the spots, although I think brown ink would look even better. I’m going to try all this again with satin binding, brown ink, & see how it works…I have a feeling it will look old & decrepit, just the way I like it.
The Silly Teddy Bear tags are listed as well.
You can find both listings at Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop.
I have the next package for the Junk Journal Journey nearly ready. Have a fantastic weekend!