Have you ever heard of Altered Slide Mounts?
Well, I hadn't. Then a 4 for 4 swap came up in a Yahoo group I belong to and I knew I'd have to give it a try.
I used alcohol inks to color them. One of the things I love about alcohol inks is that if you are using them on something they can't soak in so they pool and look like a cross between tie dye and reptile scales. They dry pretty fast but I usually coat the with a quick shot of spray sealer just to make sure they never bleed or rub off. When you open these little hinged slides up, you can put a picture facing each way so it's double sided. The do need a dab of E6000 or Glossy Accents to keep them closed after adding the pictures. My favorite, of course, is the Marie Antoinette one. The picture on the back is a foofy pink cake.
The intent for these is to send 4 and get 4 back from different artists. I guess then to make them a little booklet like in this turtorial. The Crop-a-dile make the holes easily without cracking the plastic mounts.
I think they would be really cute for a mom or grandma to hold little pictures of the kids. Especially if it was put together as an accordion type book.
I'm also working on an altered spoon and did 2 more Marilyn ATC's for a tag game.
Marilyn Always Sparkles and Blue Marilyn