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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Tag Tuesday - Recycle The Trash

Woohoo!  We are back from vacation, and I'm ready to get to crafting again!  We had a great week at a Florida state park near Pensacola, and didn't want to come home.  I guess that's a sign of a great vacation, right?

Rebecca over at the new Tag Tuesday challenge really got creative this week!  Her challenge is to recycle the trash!  Yep, use things out of the garbage to make your tag this week.  Here is my tag ...

I actually took the tag out of the trash because I'd started something and didn't like it, and it was inked black on the edges and kind of crinkled up.  I finished inking the whole front, then added a layer of white tacky glue.  Then I added an old, used, washed, then dried again fabric softener sheet, and tore it into pieces.  It had spider web looking bits, so I knew - okay, spider's web, and kept tearing and layering bits and pieces as long as the glue would allow.

While the glue was wet I sprinkled on some silver German glass glitter, and it gives a really neat effect.  Next I stuck on two SRM Stickers - one says 'creepy' and the other is a spider.  I still wanted something kind of creepy, so I mixed red, yellow, blue and green food coloring with rubbing alcohol, put it into a small spray bottle and sprayed it onto the whole thing., and then dried it with a heat embossing gun.  The labels curled up (which is what I wanted), and the white shows from under the stickers.  It's so not me, but I really love how it turned out!

 It felt good to be creating again! 

The next few weeks are going to be really crazy, because the next 2 weekends I have craft shows, and I'm totally not ready, but I'll get done what I can, and the rest will just have to not get done!  I hope to be back soon with another project!  Blessings, Becky


Jen said...

What a cool idea to make a creepy neat tag!!
thanks for sharing!

Sherryn said...

this is a real neat idea, super tag. saw it on tag tuesday xx

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Becky! Looks like you had fun with this, once you got rolling with it, and I thought that was great! Love those dryer sheet too! I recycle mine all the time, for flowers, and butterflies.. and NOW, after reading your post, I can't wait to start pulling and stretching one apart to see what I get from THAT!... Nice tag, and hope you had a great weekend! ~tina

PetraB said...

A great tag, love the spidery theme.

BelleSouth said...

From the trashcan to the art collection! Good job!