For this swap, we were given three blogs to go take a look at and leave comments. Three bloggers got my name to do the same for me! I have been trying to be a good swapper and return to all the blogs I was assigned and leave comments. It isn't hard to do, because the blogs are fun to read!
Today, I visited Ros at the Hmm. blog where there was a tutorial for a newsprint covered shopping bag. What a fun idea!
Originally uploaded by hmm.
She also had a link to a blog, Molly Likes to Draw, that has a nifty tutorial for making packing tape transfers! Did I say NIFTY? You bet!!! I couldn't get this little project out of my mind, it seemed so, well, innovative! Especially for the ATC chic design wannabe that I want to be!
In a nutshell, you take packing tape, cut a piece and tape it on top of a magazine picture that you want to transfer, cut out the taped picture, drop in a bowl of warm water, once wet peel off the paper, and VOILA - you miraculously have a transfer. Yes, the ink just sticks to the tape. Its magical!
I decided to try right when I got home. I just couldn't wait. But, unfortunately, I couldn't find any packing tape. Not to be thwarted, I did put my hands on some scotch tape, which worked amazingly well!
Here is a quick one I did of James Dean