Friday, March 16, 2012

Out of the Chaos #2

So, all of the faux postage is done! There are several different sizes to use in my art journals, ATCs and art quilts. I get my blank postage sheets from 100 Proof Press- they have great templates to match the various sizes too. For the backgrounds on these pieces I used paint chips, wrapping paper and fabric and paper scraps. Focal designs include tiny tags and brads, old book images, copies of my doodles and feathers. This is a great way to use up tiny snippets of great paper and trim you hate to throw away. One whole sheet was cut from a Van Gogh calendar my sister-in-law got in France- thanks Mary Lynn! My next step is to match faux postage with the stacks of ATC bsckgrounds I've started.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Out of the chaos...

It looks like a thermonuclear device went off in my studio but there is a method to my madness! I had this NEED to restock my ATC and faux postage collection and once I started getting things out to use it went from the desk to the floor to the whole room. I'm using a lot of supplies that have been hanging around the studio for ages- tiny tags, paint chips and fabric scraps- and incorporating them into this massive project. So far, the floor has been like this for 2 weeks but the faux postage is almost done and the ATCs are well on their way. I'll post the results from all this craziness in subsequent posts.