Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Mixed Media Piece with a Vintage Theme

.... this is the current theme over on the Art 'n' Soul Flickr group set by the lovely Viv.  Our piece had to include at least two of the following items

"A vintage image (stamped or printed)
Paper collage
Some lace or ribbon or fabric
A button or other embellishment
Embossing or texture"

I managed to incorporate three of the items.

  The base is some thick cardboard packaging cut into a 4" square.  Here's what I did to it - covered it with gesso, acrylic paint, an old dressmaking pattern (adhered with matte medium) and more gesso.  I then coloured around the edges with some water soluble wax pastels.  This is what it looked like before I covered most of it up (as you do!!)

I rubber stamped the vintage image onto some white cotton and pinked around the edges (that doesn't sound right - but you know what I mean LOL - used pinking shears around the edges).  I attached the fabric to the background with a few staples and finished it off with some ribbon, ric-rac and a button.

Thanks for looking!


Jan said...

Very original and a great effect with the stamping.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I love it, Sherry!

Deborah said...

Very chic, Sherry. I love the monochromatic colour scheme.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic, love the sewing theme. its a shame to hide most of the suface area, when so much work will have gone into it.

Electra said...

Great idea to add the dressmaker's pattern. I'm going to have to "copy" that!