Monday, August 11, 2008

All I Ask Wall hanging

I love to read and every now and then I get so wrapped up in a book that I can't put it down to eat, drink or sleep. sometimes, to the books detriment, that means that i spill stuff all over the pages. But to me this does not render the book tossable, it turns it into the perfect art project. Here I have used 3 pages out of one of the many books that has fallen victim to my unsteady hands...

I died three pages various shades, one blue, one green and one pink using Tim Holtz distressing inks. While these were drying I worked on the center tag.

I cut the tag shape using a Colluzle (sp?) and then stamped it with 3404-C, Random Dots using the pink ink I dyed the paper with. I also brushed this ink along the edges of the tag. I did the same to the portion of paper hanging from the tag. Next I gold embossed 7118-I, Queen and colored her with marker. Finally I punched three openings in the tag, one at the top to loop the ribbon through and two at the bottom that I put blue eyelets in so i could hang the saying 7015-G, All I Ask using blue DMC shimmery thread.

Now I layer everything. I placed the tag on the green died book page. Then I cut a strip of toile and sandwiched it between the green and pink book pages. I mounted all this on the blue book page. To finish it all off I added various colored rhinestones.

I hope you enjoy!


Simple Journeys said...

I like layers, too! This is cute piece. I like the quote!

Sandy..... said...

I really like this! I'm said you died the pages.... you did this with distressing inks? I've never thought of doing that, I usually just distress the edging of my papers and little spots here and there throuhout the paper, making it look old, but to die the whole page! You've got my curiousity!

Vix Kennedy said...

Love the dangling sign, very cute!