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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mini File Folder

Hi, I've been in a bit of mojo failure these past days, in addition helping a very strong minded 17 year old plan her graduation party.
This is my second try at this project inspired by Ellen as seen here. She is a stamp designer at Paper Artsy and has two new sets out. In her project she altered manila folders, using three different colors applied with a brayer and stamping in like colors to provide a tone on tone patchwork. 

Having no use for manila folders, I made a mini manila folder with expanding sides. I used some ivory cardstock, cut a fake tab, applied Gesso dried and started brayering. I used Amethyst, DollyMix and Chalk Fresco paints. I used the Chalk color to mix with Amethyst for bit lighter shade and to knock back and unify all the colors. After work I came back and added some graphics with bubble wrap, credit card strokes and a cap.  Not wanting to use tissue I made Faux Washi Tape a technique I learned from Pam. 

You ask why would I make a mini file folder ......... Check it out below it's the perfect size for this journal I'm making for my grand daughter. She starts her first day on her first job tomorrow and will need something like this for schedules and dare I say budgeting. Do seventeen year old girls even know what that means. LOL
I still need to get to the store for some magnets to keep the envelope closed, once I get those I will be lining the inside with dp to hide the magnets. I say that is a perfect place for items, warranties, receipts ect. I also have to figure out what to do on the covers and inside flaps
I hope you like it.


ellen vargo said...

Love your mini faux folder - I'm sure your granddaughter will love it! Love the colors you chose and the way you embellished with stamping and marks. Thanks for joining in the fun!

Darcy UK said...

Brilliant idea, lovely colours too.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful folder Colleen! and best present for your grand daughter. Magnets is good idea. Etsuko xx

Patti P. said...

I love it, not just like! I have always been a big fan of lists, journals, etc all my life--I am sure she will love this. The colors ,texture and depth to this is lovely.
Love seeing your mixed media work.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This looks great, colleen!

Lucy x

Janet said...

Fabulous your granddaughter will love it, beautiful colours. Janet