In one of my previous posts I mentioned that I’m working on combining my art with journaling, therefore creating an artist journal. However, I have not fully completed any pages because I’m wanting to add photos I’ve taken without gluing the pics right onto my pages. I’ve read dozens of instructions on Inkjet Image Transfer and have spent way too many hours and ink trying to figure this out. I may have finally found the right combination, but it’s still hit or miss. Thankfully I have an extra, cheap journal for experimenting so I don’t mess up the real thing. Here’s a look at the process I fondly refer to as “FAIL”!
Taking a break from image transfer, I turned my attention to another idea that had been percolating. Because of our Lil’ Sophie’s medical issues, we have an abundant supply of small vials. We use 4 vials daily… times that by 7 days a week, and it doesn’t take long to have a plethora of tiny glass vials. Most of them get tossed, but for the last couple of months I have been thinking about what I could possibly do with them. Then I was struck by the ‘craft’ bug, (very different from an art bug – anytime a glue gun is involved, the line has been crossed. But that’s an opinion for another post.)
I stripped, sanitized, and turned the little vials into recycled treasures. I used handmade papers, ribbons, and charms. The smallest size (1.5in) transformed into a pendant. The largest vial was too bulky for a necklace, so I added a stem of artificial flowers and it’s now a super cute window vase (approx 7in tall with flowers).
The craft bug continued as I made several cute children’s hair clippies too! (I’ll post those later.) So there you have it! The glue gun prevails, and crafts win this week. Now I must go see if there is anything left in me that resembles creative art.