Several weeks ago I was offered an exciting opportunity. My friend Dee is a wonderful water color artist. She had the thought that perhaps some of her “cast off” work might be usable in making tags for my jewelry. We’d be up-cycling pieces of her work that would otherwise be destined for a dust bin. I LOVED the idea and was sure I could find some way to make the idea work.
Tonight I took a detour from wire wrapping pretty pendants while watching Dancing With the Stars and took my Cricut Expression cutting machine out of the box. I searched through my pattern cartridges and found two ideas to start. I cut and assembled a small gift bag which was embellished with a strip of one of Dee’s water colors. Then I cut out a butterfly shadow tag and pasted it over another piece of Dee’s work.
How exciting! Art supporting art. The tags I can make from Dee’s work will tell the story of my work. Water color – paper crafting – jewelry making . . . Woohoo . . . excuse me if I join the dancers on the TV and do a little happy dance around my living room. I am so pleased that Dee presented me with this idea. I am so pleased with the initial results of this collaboration.
You can see Dee’s artwork on her FB page https://www.facebook.com/WallaceStudios or follow her blog at http://dianewallacestudio.wordpress.com