I hope you're having a lovely holiday weekend and staying warm and dry. It's been a wonderful season for us this year, plenty of family and friends in spite of the weather. The foot of snow we received gave us a pretty White Christmas..as well as treacherous travel and a few changes in our plans.
I'm staying in today. There's snow on the car and I can't think of a single reason to go clear it off. We have electricity, heat, water, and food in the pantry. Life is good.
I've been making book spine book marks, I have a few more of those to finish. I have no idea what I'll be doing with all of them, but they're fun to make!
(To the horrified book lovers out there - OF COURSE I DO NOT TAKE APART GOOD BOOKS FOR THIS PURPOSE! If you've read my blog, you'll know I'm devoted to saving and re-using old damaged books that others are selling for cheap or throwing away. The water damaged, mouse-eaten and warped books can find a home with me. I can re-use any salvageable pages in my art, a front or back cover can be reused like a canvas for artwork, and the occassional decent spine can be made into a bookmark. Any piece of an old damaged book can be salvaged and saved in some other way.
If you're devoted to saving books, please visit your local library sale, thrift stores, flea markets, etc for books often one step away from the trash can. Not everyone appreciates a good old book, and many fine books are in garages right now collecting moisture, mold and funny smells. Please search out the places these books might end up and save a few. And if they're too damaged to salvage, call an artist friend. Those are the ones we want. )
I put some of the image collection CDRoms on sale on Etsy, the ones left from Silver Bella. They're all 25% off, so even less than the download price.
The ones on sale are the Logomachy collection...
the French Holy Cards...
the Graphics & Text collection...
I hope you and yours are having a lovely weekend...and that you carve out a bit of time for crafting!
For those asking about the Book Spine Bookmarks, they're really easy to make...
· a book spine
· Heavy cardstock
· Matte gel medium for glue
· Ribbon or tassel
- Use matte gel medium to glue heavy cardstock to back of book spine
- Use brayer to really flatten them together. Let dry completely.
- Trim around book spine
- Punch hole and set eyelet
- Add ribbon or tassel
You can decorate your bookmark by stamping, ink, chalk or any sort of embellishment, just remember not to make it too 3-dimensional...and nothing that will stain your book pages!