Is anyone else feeling the holiday spirit? I'm not. Not yet. I feel like I've barely come down from the Halloween fun and haven't even had time to get my turkey for Thanksgiving and already I'm being bombarded with Christmas images that I know I need but don't yet have time to work with. But in the spirit of Christmas past, I will share with you some holiday tags I did last year (and hope to do more of this year).
Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages. I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent! Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar. Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them. Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA! You have made your own solvent for literally pennies. You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a HUGE jar on the window sill! Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.