Hello friends, and Happy T Tuesday!
Today I was up at the crack of dawn or 7am as it is at the moment. After yesterday’s zero temperatures, we are now back to rain and a whole seven degrees warmer! I’m hoping to get quite a lot done today now that I’m not frozen solid!
today’s art . . .
Today I am sharing some faux postage stamps that I stamped out to send to a friend with her Christmas present. We like to enclose little extras like this in our packages so I thought she might like this one. I coloured some of them and left the rest for her to colour or not. They are stamped and coloured in permanent inks and on really thin layout paper so she can use them anywhere she wants, even in her journals as they would be perfect for collage. This is my Day 23 offering for Art Every Day Month.
t stands for . . .
This delicious looking smoothie LOL. I was drinking it for breakfast this morning as I coloured the stamps. Yes it really is that colour! It contains avocado, banana, cucumber, kale, blueberries, cinnamon and some almond milk. It tastes a lot better than it looks 🙂 I’ve been eating poorly lately so I am trying to get back on to the healthy eating train, so instead of half a pot of tea this morning, I had this delight.
t also stands for tutorial . . .
Last Tuesday you might remember I made this tag using an old amazon box and some Sizzix dies.
Today I thought I would show you how to make a similar tag using no dies and just stuff that you probably have lying around the house.
This is a smaller box than the usual cereal boxes so the side panel is not as wide as my usual tags, so I am still going to use it but it will make a slimmer tag. The idea is to use the existing fold to make the opening tag. So fold it closed like a book and then use the tag shape template to draw around it and cut out your opening tag.
Here are my two tags, the skinny one on the left using the pre-existing fold from the side panel and then the full size tag I cut from the side panel. *Note – I didn’t use a scoring tool to make my fold, though it would have been neater if I had done. I wanted to use minimal supplies and not everyone has one of those.
The two tag bases above are what I used to make the tags I shared yesterday…
Last week’s tag that used tag dies to cut it out.
Yesterday’s tags that used no fancy tools to cut them out.
The benefit of the dies of course is accuracy and intricacy and it’s so much quicker to do if you want to make lots of them, but I like yesterday’s tags just as much as the one from last week so you can get similar results with no dies if you’re willing to do some manual cutting. If you missed any November AEDM posts so far – check them out in the slider below.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
Faux postage – layout paper, Lynne Perrella stamps, Pitt artist pens
Tag tutorial – cereal box, gesso, household items,
Smoothie – avocado, banana, blueberries, kale, cucumber, cinnamon, almond milk
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