Before this month was over, I knew I had to create something using recycled corrugated cardboard. I'm not terribly original, but this is the tag I created. Although I was inspired by my friend Valerie, whose tags are incredible, mine is a pale imitation.
I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to get rid of the layer covering the corrugated part of the cardboard, only to realize most of it wouldn't show, anyway.
I actually measured and cut the top corners of both the cardboard and the deli paper.
When I photographed this, it was late at night and the coloring is right,
but the shimmer of the metallic paint didn't show until I performed a bit of magic in PS.
Seems I'm a bit better at abstract than I am at realism.
For Day 20 of 22, I cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to use as my substrate. The deli paper was crumpled and couldn't be used in gelatin printing or stamping, but I was determined to use it, anyway. I created an abstract tulip painting on it, then cut it to size. I used more of the deli paper to mat the words. I found this piece of ribbon, and worried it wouldn't be long enough to use. I was lucky it was just the right length after I cut the ends. New materials included pink copier/printer paper and variegated thread. The words were computer generated and printed on my new laser printer.
I am SO grateful you, my loyal readers, followers, and friends have returned day after day to see my recycling efforts. Thank you beyond words.