Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I tried to make more Christmas gifts this year that had meaning rather than just a gift. I had the lid of a cigar box I had covered with tissue and gel medium sitting around with nothing on it for some time. So, I grabbed it and did a collage using Christmas colored papers and fabrics and a recent photo of the family's child/ren in sepia. I added some buttons or other embellishments, drilled holes in top, added wire and a ribbon or a scrap of fabric on the "handle/hanger". They were well received. They were quite fun to make. Anyhow, as a result I had to stop by my favorite cigar shop to pick up more cigar boxes yesterday. They are just the right size to do a small collage and easy to work on.