Monday, September 19, 2016

Business Card Holder...and the Legend of the Flying Cookie!

Hello there and yes, you did read the title right! I put art for sale at a local cafe and every time I bring in a new piece, I  have to write my information down to be attached to it. I  decided it would be easier to make some cards up ahead of time. There is a fun story behind the name "Flying Cookie" which you can find on my blog HERE :

I covered all the pieces of the holder with patterned paper on both sides, including some of the straight edges that would show. The curved edges were painted to coordinate with the paper. I inked all the edges in dusty rose.

When I  attached the metal word piece with ribbons I tucked the ribbon edges around the piece and glued them down before joining it to the sides.

The gears, Tudor Rose piece, and flowers were all primed with gesso, then painted with Colourarte Silks in Iridescent Green.They were then misted with a variety of mists.

I wasn't kidding when I  said "variety"! I  have collected mists of all colours and brands over the years; some just because I  needed a specific shade, some through prize boxes, some on clearance tables and at yard sales. If you're new to misting, try a few different kinds to see the way they colour-depending on the effect you are looking for and even on the specific project you'll find your own favourites.

I cut the Tudor piece in half and attached it to the back and I created clusters on the sides with the flowers and gears after attaching the flourish pieces at the upper part of each side piece.  Also ran a strand of pearls along the two upper edges.

This project went together like a dream and I know it's going to come in time I  bring something to the cafe I  won't be scrambling to write something down at the last minute! Wishing you a wonderfully creative week...and don't forget to check out the Legend of the Flying Cookie!



Colourarte Silks-Iredescent Green
Tattered Angels mists
Perfect Pearls mist
Recollections mist
Mister Huey's mist
Glue gun
Tim Holtz  metal phrase