Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: March 21, 2018
I am a nemophilist. I love wandering, camping, and being outdoors. I work at a creative and active adult day program with people living with Dementia on Vancouver Island on the Canadian west coast. I am introverted, musical, and creative. I love art/craft exchanges and letter writing, so I am super stoked to find this community.
I love photography, especially photos from the first half of the 1900s; they have stories. I also really love sepia tones and the clothing people wore days gone by.
In my own arts and craft making, in addition to using photography and vintage ephemera, I also love faux vintage and use a lot of it in craft. It adds to the story I am sharing in my art.
I am currently mostly enjoying creating mixed media pieces of all sizes and artist trading cards. I love layering and incorporating many smaller crafts onto bigger pieces as well as mixing paint, paper, photography, and rubber stamp ink and images. I find layering textures and colours really satisfying.
I am interested and keen on finding some more time for assemblage art and acrylic pouring.
I love all things PAPER from letter paper to scrapbook paper and interesting textured papers or fibres.
Some materials I use often in my craft includes but are never limited to:
textured paper and unique fibres
strips of lace and ribbon
brads of all shapes, sizes, and colours
old keys or key images
anything vintage or vintage looking
steampunk, Victorian, and space themes
homesteading images, pictures of tools/items
nature themes and fairies, gnomes, fantasy, forest creatures, and folklore
trees, leaves, plants
dark, Hallowe'en, witchy, and spooky themes
really sparkly paper
rubber stamped paper in all above themes
photography/imagery in all above themes
Woodblock or rubber stamps
Old photography or picture postcards
wood or wood like elements
anything for mixed media art making like artist trading cards, inchies, cards, smash books,paper art on wood/canvas/cardboard etc
Tim Holtz Ideology "Paperie Salvage Stickers", or more high end mixed media use style stickers for craft
nature themes and woodland animals
anything handmade, especially by you
**letter paper, handmade/coloured patterned envelopes
I love rich colours, deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, and greens. Mossy and inviting. I also love using silver, gold, and copper tones.
Some things I would not like. Thank you!
foam shapes or kid crafts
dollar store stickers
No religious or holiday stuff please (unless I have specifically joined a swap for it)
I am not a fan of childish stamps or images
No princess or Disney stuff. I will not pass it on either (sorry) I do, however, use crown brads or images on atcs.
I am not interested in your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc. It will likely just get recycled. Truly vintage or Tim Holtz style only please.
Please, if we do a swap and you like to write or keep penfriends, include a letter and I will likely write you back!
If I have added you as a "friend" on swap-bot, it is likely because you host awesome swaps and I would like to remember so I can go back to your page and see if you have anything up. Otherwise, we're likely penfriends.
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