Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rust and White Pages

"Farewell to Age"
8.5" x 11"  collage on watercolor paper
for Elizabeth's themed book "Rust."
Images from a vintage book.
The woman is an Elizabeth Arden
advertisement.  Lace and 
metal embellishment above,
acrylic and watercolor background.

Fabric, buttons, and vintage metal key;
collage on watercolor paper.  Acrylic paint
and watercolor background.  
Embroidery, felt, and paper combined
to create the round embellishment.
Click on the image for enlargement.

Assorted papers, fabric, and rusted metal
on painted watercolor paper.  Thanks to Halle
for the Citrisolve papers! They were a nice
rusty brown color perfect for this page. 
The unbleached muslin fabric was quilted
before stitching rusted metal piece onto
the surface. All rusted metal was coated with
gloss acrylic medium to stabilize.

Fabric pockets with unbleached muslin strip
gathered with a running stitch,
 and a tattered stitched rose.
Lace and embroidery accents.

Tags for the pockets, with my swap
information on the back.  A bit
of brown paper bag on the tag at right
is from the paper covering my work table.
Lots of paint from other projects,
and a spattering of gold spray.

It's always a fun challenge to work
with colors that I don't often choose.

Now back to Christmas stitching...
have a creative day!


  1. Beautiful! Your stitching makes them amazing!

  2. Gorgeous - love your stitching, too, and don't you just love using the Citra Solv treated papers? I'm hooked on them! Your journal pages are really wonderful!

  3. There are so great! What a fantastic swap this has been.

  4. Elizabeth asked me to comment and say that she absolutely loves her tip-ins. And thanks you for stepping in when needed to make this swap a success. Her computer died and she likely won't get a new one until after the Holidays.

  5. LOve your rust pages for Elizabeth VERY much!!
    and Halle's CitraSolv papers were just perfect too

    Wishing you and yours a very nice holiday season


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