Monday, November 15, 2010

New to Me: Altered "Adopted" Ancestor Art

What to do when you find abandoned photos from long long ago?

Turn them into art (in this case, future gift tags for colleagues' use or my Etsy shop)!

Here's a scan of the original (a subdued, respectable looking gentleman):

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Which I decided to make black, gray and white since I thought it would work better with the colored paper (the sepia is charming, but didn't blend):


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And after some cutting, arranging and gluing, here's what I have (a little cheeky, but hopefully it makes you smile):


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How fun would it be to alter images of your family or students for the holidays?







Monday, November 8, 2010

Cleaned Up the Crafty Nook...

... just in time to make a glittery, paper-y, sticky mess for the upcoming holidays:

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Yes, an autumn banner shares space with a white tabletop Christmas tree...


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No skeletons in this closet, just fabric, paper, hole punches, ribbon, and bags of new crafty projects...

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... and a semi-clean work surface just waiting for the next round of crafting!


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