I have such a big backlog of art to share now, and I need to link a few of them to other sites from the blog, so I'm just going to dive in and share what I'm needing to link right now, even though they are out of order in terms of when I created them. Shall we begin?
|*Carnival Knowledge* Altered Vignette Triptych|
|A look at the base - painted, stamped, and collaged with deli paper, then stamped over again...multiple muted layers of color and texture.|
|Beginning to collage on top of my yummy mixed media base...|
|Peeking thru the fibers to see the left panel...|
|Peeking thru to see the center panel up close...|
|And the right panel...|
Another challenge piece for Paper Traders is this collaged 4x6" altered post card. This theme is Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue, meaning you need to have a boat or ship in the piece. I keep wanting to call this Master and Commander, lol. winkwink. I literally foound every single image, including text, on Google. I had a cut-out left over from a Sizzix frame diecut that I cut apart and rounded the cuts, and those are the light purple brackets at the top and bottom. The papers are scraps, and the base is thin chipboard that I had painted months ago. I colored the boat with pencils. The winged angel charm reminded me of those ornate figureheads adorning a ship's bow. I'm thinking, close enough to fake a cigar, eh? winkwink
This was created with a friend of mine in mind who is in the process of buying a camp and moving across the country, uprooting her usual life and relocating to a strange new place. So, I thought the sentiment was perfect. I've noticed that I have 4 or 5 online friends who are right now finding themselves in the very same boat, so to speak. I'm constantly amazed and admiring of their courage and resolve, because a couple of them are not sitting on good times to boot.
Well, enough for now. I'm tired and so are my fingers. Please consider joining in on the fun at Paper Traders blog. All you have to do is take a chance and try something new and fun, and no one is judging or critical of anyone's work. Until next time (I'm going to try and make that tomorrow!)........