"Just do You"
8 x 10 Altered FedEx folder
I was rummaging through my box of unfinished projects (yes, a whole box. Please tell me I'm not alone in this ;) this morning when I came across a colorful background I began nearly two years ago in a class with Traci Bautista. It was created on the back of a FedEx folder using several handmade papers that we cut and collaged to the front. I love the way she suggests and works with recycled materials as a substrate and I had so much fun playing with her tools and mark-making materials to create the handmade papers you see here. Having said that, I put it in "The Box" as soon as I got home and haven't thought about it since. . . .
Until now. When all of the sudden I saw it again and realized that it could be a perfect base for the "funky" face I've been wanting to paint for a while now. I scanned it so that you could view it in it's original form and went to work. Wanna see what I came up with?
Original background created in Traci's class
Varied eyes and one earring (pierced through the folder) that reads, "Wise"
Stars cut from handmade paper (from my stash) and outlined with crayons
Finished with decorative trim on the bottom and (pink!) wire for hanging
Isn't she quirky? Thank you for the base Traci - and for the colorful lesson - you are such an inspiration!
And thank you to Eva & Kristin for hosting such a great Paint Party.
See you there,