These are the Grungy Wallets I made for a swap hosted by Evie Zaccardelli through the art-e-zine café (a yahoo group). Gillian Allen, the owner of the wonderful art-e-zine "play with art" website, came up with a new technique she called "Plastic Fantastic" combining fabric, collage bits, paper and gel medium and posted it to the yahoo group. We were challenged to use this technique to create our swap pieces - our wallets - complete with an inside clear plastic liner to hold stuff. This was an interesting challenge that I enjoyed doing. The wallets are being sent off to Evie in the UK tomorrow so she can swap them out! (Note: On 5/17/07 - Evie has received them in Scotland, already. A new record, we think!)
Below: Wallets folded (front). The image of the girl artist & gold trim is from ARTchix Studio
The word stamps: 'Passion Counts' and 'It's the little things' are from Claudia Rose. The ART stamp (right) is from Alpha Stamps.
Wallets folded (back)
Wallets flat & stretched out (the front)
Wallets flat & stretched out (the inside - plastic pocket)