Art Journal Pockets - Champagne Corks January 19 2016, 0 Comments

Here we are into the 3rd week of January, holiday decorations are down, old calendars are down, new ones are up, resolutions have been made, some already broken.  It is time to face reality and get back into the everyday stuff.  One of my chores this month is definitely sort and toss.  WAIT, don’t throw out that cage and stopper from the champagne bottle, well if it is already gone, no worry, just remember to pick up a bottle of bubbly before the weekend, fix Mimosa’s for Sunday and next week you will have a new blender to use with your distress inks and other mediums. Come on, I will show you how.

Supplies you will need.

I adhere one of the rough fasteners to the base of the champagne cork, they come adhesive backed but I add a square of red line tape the back side, I can get aggressive with my blending. The back of the dauber sponge is the soft material (I am using the Tim Holtz sponges), if you are going to use a makeup sponge or other material for your blending apply the soft side of the fasteners to the material also using some red line tape.

When that is done attach your blender to the fastener and you are ready to go.  Also you are able to use the basket that initially comes off the champagne as a holder, just bend the open area down and attach it to the side your pencil holder or anything with a lip on it.  

A better image is below with my finished blended color sheet.

The sheet is ready for cut and finishing touches and you just saved $6.00.

Happy New Year!

Credits: Pocket Printable #TB147 available as part of the Art Journal Pockets Workshop.

[posted by Sandi Kelly]