Here’s my latest little baby… I mean, creation. Piece. J
You know, becoming yourself and making your own art is, of course, a Journey. And it’s a journey of Discovery.
And while I’ve been using ribbons in my work for years, I have just now realized that I am truly a Ribbon Girl. (!) Isn’t it funny how that hadn’t really “clicked” until now?
So, of course that meant more ribbons from Hobby-Lobby!!! Yay!! And I got some beautiful combinations. Yummy!!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch (studio), I had a couple of “problems” to solve. One was, my odd desire not to mat these babies, but to instead mount them on mat board.
Why did I want to do that?? I think part of it is being able to see and touch all the goodies that I glue on. ♥ It's more intimate.
So, I had to solve a few technical considerations, and ended up using ATG tape without the gun to tape these babies together.
I just got this tape and am in LOVE with it!! It’s very very strong and it works great! Framers use it, but I needed it specifically to stick the two mat boards together.
But I found that I could use it for much, much more! For example, I can cut off just ¼” and glue a little tiny thing down, too. I doubt I could do that with the gun.
And then… I also had to solve how to hang these pieces, if they weren’t going to be matted and framed.
And somehow the idea fell into my head: ribbon! Sure enough, pretty coordinating ribbon would work great, and could be sandwiched between the two pieces of mat board.
I guess if I did a piece for a man, I could use barbed wire for a hanger instead. Hahaha
Lucky Dog J