|art journal poetry "ransom note" style
For the “Carry It” challenge I decided to make a pocket oracle, a fortune-teller or Lucky 8-Ball if you will, that you can keep handy in your purse or pocket and consult whenever a decision eludes you. I used a cardboard microscope slide folder, shrink plastic, gold leaf, magazine cuts, brads, waxed thread, and of course, StencilGirl® stencils, to bring you the one and only “Ambiguous Advice Beetle”! For millennia, scarab beetles have been considered good luck, and now you can have one give you ambiguous advice with a simple spin in this pocket oracle! It’s sure to point you in a fortunate direction. Sure, the advice is ambiguous, but it’s a beetle, not a licensed therapist, and it has the advantage of being vague enough to confirm the decision you probably already know in your heart. Listen to the ambiguous advice beetle! It always wants the best for you.
|Who doesn't enjoy a project that lets you get out an odd assortment of supplies?
|I used Pitt markers on the shrink plastic to make this scarab beetle, and then fussy cut.
|Before shrinking in the toaster oven, I punched a hole in the beetle so I could turn it into a spinner with a brad. I also added some gold dust sparkle just to make the beetle feel special.
|The back of the pocket oracle. Listen to the beetle! Even if it's unclear what it means!
|Scarab Beetles by Margaret Peot L559
|Spinner by Seth Apter M194
|Journal Sense Listen by Pam Carriker M039
|ATC Mixup #2 by Mary Beth Shaw L579