When I create with my artist tape I often have little bits left over. I hate to waste it since it was so much fun to make- almost feels like wasting fun. So I save all those little bits. I put them on old cardboard from just about anything for durability. Once the cardboard is full I run it through the die-cutting machine. Below is a journal page I made using one of these die-cuts.
A background using gesso, spray inks, and whatever else was on my brush.
Used Tim Holtz’s die-cut to make the houses out of book text and then watercolored them.
Used another Tim Holtz die cut to make the dres form from my artist tape cardboard. The wings were also die cut and then colored with Inktense watercolor blocks. The moon face is a rubber stamp from Stampa Rosa.
Here it is all finished. White lines around the buildings offset the black text and lighten it up a bit. Black lines on the wings tie in the black ink from the tape. Green flower hair and a few words. Did manage to sneak in a bit of sparkle with the glitter letters.