Hip to Be Square – 60’s version. Although I think the song “Hip to be Square” is a little more my era! The latest challenge on The Frilly & Funkie Blog (which is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique) calls for squares to appear on the project and to use bright colors, textures, looks, or other things from the 60’s or early 70’s. Having looked at some old photos from the family album I had a little bit of an idea of what I needed to go for in this challenge. The 60’s seem to have lots of large collars, funky patterns, flowers, earthy stuff, and colors.
On my craft table I had some leftover cardboard squares from the Tim Holtz Mosaic die and I wanted to use them. I decided to grab groups of colors from the Dylusions Ink Sprays and two different Tim Holtz embossing folders (Retro Circles and Retro Cirque) and emboss the tag and the paper for the squares. I had no idea where any of this was going to go but here is the finished project. My hands were multi-colored from Fresh Lime, Pure Sunshine, and Tangerine Dream Ink Sprays. I then misted the tag with Perfect Pearls Mist in Sunflower Sparkle. For the squares I used Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso to edge the cardboard squares. I then multi-colored them myself in Polished Jade, Calypso Teal, and After Midnight Dylusions Ink Spray and added some Perfect Pearls Mist in Blue Raspberry. I finished it off with my version of a tie-dyed ribbon using the same inks for the tag. A small peace token as well.
I liked the colors and the textures that the embossing folders and inks made for my 60’s version of Hip to be Square.