I made a card using a piece of the till roll I received in a swap decorated by Maria Adams.
I started with the wood paper mounted on some white card. Then I added the strip of autumn decorated till roll. Then I went through the bits and bobs box and found the printed sentiment and the printed image.
I also added two circles of card stock and added some doodles.
Lovely mixed media card.
Love how Maria’s artwork works with the printed elements. And love the little shiny patches of gilding flakes.
So I signed up to do a till roll swap. Rule was to make 3 foot long strips of artwork using the till roll. So here is what I made…
I did lots of stamping and used washi tape. I also added small bits of text print, raffle tickets, stamped sentiments and some correction tape and posca pens.
I added the main feature of the images which I actually received in a swap and some Paperartsy fresco finish paint. Then I used some foiling which I hadn’t used in ages so that we fun and pens for doodling.
Then I did a bit of hand sewing on each to add texture…. this you have to be gentle with or choose areas where there are other layers adhered to strengthen.
I also used my heat tool to make the thermal roll react which creates such a cool effect.
I joined in a swap where the rules were to make three ATCs with either butterflies, insects or bees … “beautiful beasties” on them… so I chose to finish off the till roll I had made and add butterfly embellishments to meet the challenge of the swap.
Love how the different colours of butterfly worked with the till rolls and the backgrounds I added to the ATCs.
I added bits of doodling and some sentiment stickers to finish off as the butterflies are enough of a statement. I also added small enamel dots to each card in the colour scheme I thought fitted the card best.
So my friend Chris has started me off on a new craze… collaged arty till roll! It’s such an interesting medium to play with as it’s quite strong and then when heat is applied it reacts to the heat and turns black… apart from where the collage medium has been applied.
Here is my first length I have created…
Apologies for the dodgy video but it was the best way I could think of showing it off.
This is a collage of some of the stills…
The collage materials I just pulled from my box of bits with little care and attention as to what they were… mainly focussed on thinner substrates though as the idea is to still be able to roll the till roll back up until ready to use it. I also included washi tapes I thought would be interesting too! So lots of strange and different pieces of printed materials going on. The stamps I just grabbed ones to hand and used a variety of inks as I didn’t know what would be best… so there are versafine, archival and oxides at play… all of which created different effects.
Once I rolled it back up you can see it’s got some interesting textures going on.
Anyway I decided to chop up this first length to be able to use it in some projects. The first project I used this section…
And added to to a large tag I had added paint and found object stamping to.
I added a little bit of additional doodling and then the wooden love title and decided this was done.
It was so nice to add this ready collaged and interesting piece onto the tag… Made it into something very different from anything I’ve made before.
I’ve got a few other projects I’ve made with this first strip which I will share over the next few days… but for now enjoy this mixed media tag!