There's something about being in an Art swap
that can get you thinking outside the box.
Often you are given a subject or color or
material to work with that you don't normally
use. Very good for making your brain
look for alternative solutions.
Elizabeth has received her Rust Pages
from me, and has asked me to post
them. Above, painted card stock,
scrapbook paper, fabric, and brass ornament.
Collage and pocket with tag. I used
text and images from a vintage book,
fabric, magazine scrap and a vintage button.
Paint is either acrylic or gouache in
Burnt Sienna. Please pardon the blurry
scan. The 3 dimensional quality of the
button causes that, but I felt you'd still
get a better view than from a photo.
Assorted papers, brass label frame, thread,
washer and tiny key. Acrylic paint and
permanent marker used to 'rust up'
the metal washer.
Corrugated cardboard, book text,
computer generated text, acrylic
paints and gesso.
My favorite page! The old truck is from a
roadside photo that I took with my phone in
2015. I think it was at a truck stop in Kentucky
or Alabama. This old gem was just sitting
out front as a decoration, I guess!
Watercolor and Sharpie pen on
watercolor paper. The license plate was
drawn and painted from an image on the
internet. The license plate is definitely
my favorite part. The metal clip prompted
the painted swirls on the next page...
Acrylic, assorted papers, and computer-
"Patina- a surface appearance of
something grown beautiful with
age or use."
Of course, there was quite a bit of
coffee consumed while creating
these pages, and while creating
this post... Linking up with Elizabeth
for her T Tuesday T party...
drop by for some inspiration and
a cup of tea. (or coffee!)