i love re-purposing old used file folders.
and no- i am not talking about whiting out the tab with the name of the file to update it to whatever else you are going to put into the file and forget about..... i am talking about painting them and cutting the file up for tags.
i gesso'd the file to begin with; not perfectly and not completely to all of the edges. just in general. then, i grabbed a oil pastel. one color i had not used before. trying to step out of my comfort zone.....
it was a bit of an olive green and i remember thinking....oh shit. what color is going to go with that?!
so i of course quickly retreated back to the comfort zone and grabbed the seafoam green/ blue that i almost always use. and immediately felt better.
i spied a grey along the edge of the counter and really liked that on the file as well. i was liking what i had but it needed a pop of color and the orange spray ink and a stencil was just the ticket.
a little more scribble with the pencil, some payne's grey and i am good to go.
this tag is actually an edge and the really good stuff of course fell into the middle; but, i added a doodle of soft pastel in a light seafoam green and really liked the long unusual shape and the colors.
added this original tag in with my latest art doll sale as a thank you note.