Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Art of relaxation ...........

Painted and stamped tags.


Notice my tiny set of paints in the background these are what I used to paint my tags.
Yesterday I came a cross a bag of white price tags I had purchased sometime ago.  I love the shape of these little tags and the little bits of string they hang from.  When I bought them I knew I was going to use them in association with my sketch books.  I looked at there clean crisp whiteness yesterday and decided they need to be transformed into a rainbow of colourful tags. I painted the first few on just a piece of white photo copy paper to protect my table. When I took the tags off the paper I liked the over lay of the colours and the stencil shapes of the tags. I then swapped the paper and opened my sketch book at two blank pages.  I whiled away the most amazing relaxing afternoon, engrossed in the freedom of creativity and just for those few hours I truly did not have a care in the world.  Once several of the tags had dried I felt something was still missing? I remembered I had also bought tiny little flower stamps that where just the right size to stamp on these tags. Out came my stamps and ink pad. However I did not stop with just the little flowers I had a go with other stamps I have and what you see is the end result of my afternoon art work. I will use these tags as embellishment but I intend to buy a slightly large tag which I will also paint, then use to jot down ideas, inspiration and quotes on during my time in college.

5 comments:

Kath said...

Lovely! You are so imaginative.
Much more relaxing than "doing nothing" LOL

Gwen said...

WOW, you are so creative! how do you think of all these ideas? Im sure there are "bigger" thngs out there for you, good luck with the art course Susan! xx

Susan said...

Hi Kath, haha I totaly agree sometimes doing nothing leads to thinking and to much thinking for me is not a good thing lol. xx

Thanks Gwen, the only bigger thing out here for me at the mo is a big college fee. haha xx

cookie said...

Hi Susan, I love the look of your tags.

Susan said...

Thank you Kerstin i enjoyed making them x