After making the print below --
-- I cut out a vertical strip and turned it into a birthday candle for the greeting card shown below. (If I'd used different colors, it could have become a Christmas candle on a different greeting card.)
In making that candle, I noticed something that had escaped my attention before: hearts!
It had been easy to freehand cut out a candle, because of the vertical lines that are part of the design.
But within those vertical lines were hearts -- one upside- down, atop another right-side-up, in vertical columns.
So I cut out several hearts and used them in collages on new greeting cards, shown below.
|Above: This heart from Wrought Iron Gate is collaged onto a background print made with my 6" x 6" stencil Sassy Spray.|
What to do with leftover scraps? One answer was to trim the top and bottom edges of a journal cover that I had already imprinted with my 6" x 6" stencil Ornamental Iron Curls...
|Above: the journal cover before scraps were added.|
|Above: the journal cover after the scraps were glued into place.|
To give you an idea of scale, this journal is small enough to be carried in a purse.
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