Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
Hello, friends. I'm actually playing in the studio tonight working on a new project! As usual, I'm working in mixed media. I've got found objects out, some vintage book pages and fabric pieces. I'm using glue, paint, the sewing machine...you name it! I found myself working with an old holy card and trying to find a way to matte the card or "frame' it. I like to use up my scraps whenever possible. I had a stack of vintage book pages that I've been saving which gave me an idea.
I cut a small stack of my vintage book pages to size then machine sewed the edges. Once I was done, I applied a paint wash (that's mostly water and a touch of paint mixed together) to the top page. The text is foreign which will help keep the eye from being distracted but the wash helps too. I also decided to run the text vertically because the rest of my piece has vertical lines. That is just a personal preference.
Now, the fun part. I used this tool to distress the edges. You could also use the edge of your scissors. I worked the layers of paper with my fingers too to separate and get the look I wanted.
As you can see in the first picture in this post, I'm also adding a layer of cheesecloth to the top of this. I love the look. Now to sleep on it and start to put my little Easter project together tomorrow. I'll share more soon. For now, here is a glimpse of my delightfully messy project table!
So glad to squeeze in some creative time tonight. How about you? Creating this weekend? Friends, if you have time please follow along on the new Linky tool on my right side bar. I would hate to lose you if Google decides to eliminate our followers button. xoxo