I thought I would share with you some of my prepared items I use in my art.
If you follow my blog you know I love rustic, nature, earth tones, rusty shabby, lace and trims of all kinds.
I love the old and tattered look.
I have tons and tons of vintage lace and trims, trims from wedding dresses galore.
I scored big at a yard sale a few years ago, a woman that was in the wedding dress making business was going out of business. I purchased a contractor size plastic bag half full, yup half full of scraps and trims for $5.00, yup I did say $5.00.
I love to stain some of these trims with coffee and tea, sometimes I use Tim Holtz sprays and sometimes I use chalks, and I have been known to use shoe polish as well.
I grunge up a lot of trims at once so I have these on hand when I want to use a piece or two in a project.
I also create a bunch of tags using copies of old photographs from my stash.
I just love to tuck a tag into a pocket on a project or I have one ready for a gift I am giving.
I also love to include a nice tag along with my swap gift for my swap partners.
I love using old clothes pins in my projects, you never know where you may find one of these.
I purchase them from the dollar store, these are colored already, I add glitter.
These are regular pins that I stained with coffee then glitter.
It is helpful for me to have many items ready and available on hand to use in my projects. I also enjoy having these items hanging around to look at.
Do you have items ready for creating, what are some of your prepared goodies?
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