For me, mastering altered art has been, and I’m sure will continue to be, a bit like really really wanting to master a foreign language but just….not…..quite….getting it!
It seems that I try and I try and usually things don’t turn out as I had hoped.
I realize that it’s seeing things “outside of the box” as it were.
So….a new plan. I’ll begin gathering my elements all in one place.
I don’t really have many. Yet.
And see how I might best use them.
Vintage lace, a little drink umbrella, digital art.
Rusty metal and lace. You can’t beat that combination.
Words and numbers. Love ‘em!
More altered images.
My favorite saying. Love that font that I found in Photo Shop!
And one old faded framed print that I found at my mother’s.
And here you have it! I cut off the top of his crown in this pic. Darn it.
I still have to spray paint the frame cream (it’s presently an ugly brown) and distress it a little. But it’s raining like CRAZY here today so that will have to wait.
I think he turned out pretty cute for one of my first projects. It’s a learning experience. Much like decorating, I’m trying to remember to combine different shapes, sizes, elements, and textures, for the best look. It’s HARD! (insert whine here)
Speaking of different textures, I got the “wild hair” to shred some vintage paper yesterday. I found my oldest, rattiest, Readers Digest book and tore out about a third of it. WOW! I couldn’t believe how much shredded paper I ended up with! COOL!
I used it here.
And here. What a mega cheap great filler! You’d think I’d never heard of the idea before. :)
Friday was my Mother’s birthday. Our first without her. My amazingly sweet daughter brought ME a gift!
Isn’t she the cutest picture! I am totally embarrassed to say that I can’t remember the artists name. But not so embarrassed that I would get up off of my lazy rear-end, go downstairs, and look. Just be in’ honest here!
Heather said she didn’t see what the saying were until afterwards. How perfect could it have been?
“believe in healing”
I hung her in my entry on my pale lime green walls. Perfect!
Thank you soooooo much Heather! You’re the best daughter ever!
Have a wonderful week!