Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Indulge

The weather man says warming on Friday for our area but the threat of rain continues... Today as yesterday is rainy but not quite a cold... Unable to spend any time out of doors, I may be feeling the need to pull some decorating books out to fill my head and heart with some inspiration.... I have been taking a few hours out of the day to do some creating of graduation and birthday cards for events we have coming yet this month... Really have enjoyed that time and may spend more time after returning home from doctors appointment early afternoon today...
I found some information on how to make documents and papers look old and aged... I have never placed them in the oven before however when doing this so will give it a try... You start with the papers and crumble them up in our hands.... Then unfold and try to make flat again... Place the paper on a cookie sheet and pur coofe or tea on top of the papers... Instant coffe or cinnamon can be used for further grunging if desired... Heat the paper till the coffee or tea starts to evaportate in a very low 200 degree temp oven... Remove from oven and finish drying on paper towels... Everyone reading my blog has to know how much I like aged papers and old book pages and working with them.. I have been adding old dictionary pages in my creating of graduation cards that I will share with you when completing...
The love of objects that may have suffered wear and tear tend to become a passion... Imperfections are reminders of life... and how they can enhance our
lives. We can enjoy livable elegance when we relax and realize most things are less than perfect in life... Combining old with new as well as young and old in humans can be a rewarding as youth can learn from age .... It is perfection when objects as well as people can blend as treasures and have and show respect... All good things we indulge in..... are passed down in everyday living... Have you ever thought it is the imperfections that make something stand out... Imperfections adds character......

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

You have no idea how much I enjoy your blog & your thoughts. You, more often than not, say what I think. Maybe due to our similar ages.....
I too so love the tattered things in my life!!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is a good idea to make papers look old. When you say pour coffee or tea on them..do you mean just sprinkle or saturate them? It's a little brighter here today and not quite as dark as yesterday. I have not been outside yet today so not sure about the temps. This weekend should be a real change from the last few days! Enjoy your day!~Hugs, Patti

Pink Princess said...

I have tried this once, only I let them air dry. I did use coffee and cinnamon...the effect was great! I haven't tried the oven, might do that too sometime. Thanks for the tip :)

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Marietta,

I so enjoyed reading your post today. You have a great way of bringing order and sanity to a crazy world...You mentioned that people are like treasures and I believe you are a treasure in many peoples lives including mine.

Thank you so much for commenting on my new little kitty Daisy!!
God has brought me a new little one to love!!

Hugs and smiles,

Susan