Thursday, August 23, 2012

You’re Invited to Tea.

Have you ever looked at the designs on the sides of the store bags you get when you purchase something? The “window” on this tea invitation came from a drug store sack that bagged up my prescription drugs. It was kinda translucent and the retro design reminded me of early 1960s era drapes which gave me the idea to use it on a tea invitation as part of a scene. I had a little difficulty deciding just how to make it appear as though it were drapes, then I got the idea to “back” it with window panes, hence rubbing an inkpad on folds on the backside of the paper. Viola! It worked!
By Dolores J. Rush

Artful Illusions, 316.262.0600 (clock face)
Close to My Heart (tea set) 
Kollette Hall for Studio G, Medford, NY 11763 (invitation sentiment)

1. Cut out interesting portion of waxy drugstore sack design (CVS).
2. Accordian fold it. Direct-to-folds ink it with ice blue chalk inkpad
(Clearsnap Colorbox). Unfold & accordian fold it horizonally.
Direct-to-folds ink it again. Unfold and mount on a white square.
3. Attach piece of paper doily to corner, trim off. Stamp teapot, teacup,
clock face, and sentiment in various blue inks. Cut out and attach to
4. Outline whole card with a straightedge & navy blue marker.

1 comment:

  1. You are so creative! Love this! Have a nice weekend.


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