LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Monday, January 23, 2012

PREPARED TRIMS AND SUCH

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?
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

2 comments:

Sandi said...

Good morning Michele. What an incredible haul that was indeed! I was inspired by the fall swag you included in our stash swap to do similar with a Valentine theme with two young friends. They were delighted and I had great fun. Hugs,

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love your blog and your art. You must have felt like the luckiest person the day you were able to get the bag of pretty trims. I really like using lace when doing projects but I don't do as many as I would like. If you have something you would like to showcase at my Cozy Your Home Party, anything that is not for sale is appropriate. Would love to have you come if possible. Details on'y blog.----- Shannon