I would love to say as we sat without power for three whole days, I was industrious and finished many a project.
However I must be honest.
I mostly just hibernated with a book near the daylight from the front window.
Now that the power has returned, I have nary an excuse for not finishing a load of tags which have been sitting around.
I now introduce the tiny dancers.
I layered on a thick layer of my gloopy paint in greige on shipping tags and went from there.
The images are from The Graphics Fairy.
Printed nine to a page on heavy cream coverstock.
On some of them I punched fancy corners.
I used my damask stamp, a floral stamp, and a Moroccan door stamp as backgrounds.
Vintage lace, French seam binding, beads and buttons were used to embellish.
Some were edged with pink or white pleated tulle on the bottom edge.
Each set of tags had words stamped on the back.
On this set I painted a gold background.
I used a gray ink for the background stamps.
This image was used on earlier tags, but this set is slightly different.
The ties are charcoal - not navy.
Large vintage buttons were added.
Lace added to the backs.
This photo is true to the color of the ribbon ties - gray.
The two little girls dressed as angels are not dancers, but I threw them in just because I love the image.
Added a white feather to each.
A cherub and some lace for the back.
Heavy charcoal distressing around the edges of these and the ones above.
"Angels" stamped on.
Look closely and you can see the thick texture the gloopy paint leaves on the tags.
These tattered tags will be available in my Etsy shop.
We are getting some painting weather so I hope to be outside this weekend.
Next week the Polar Vortex returns.
An elderly farmer told me yesterday he and The Farmer's Almanac predict a spring snow.
A SPRING SNOW!?!
In the last three weeks we have had snow, sleet, the worst ice storm in history, an earthquake, aftershocks, and a heat wave.
Please Mother Nature, be kind.
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