"Dreams of Long Ago"
It's PPF and I'm at it again!
I swear, It's been busy couple of weeks: on top of just getting back from our family vacation in time to take the little one to her first camp - Dinosaur Day Camp at the Natural History Museum - this girl decides that the last week of Summer is the perfect time to tear apart and redo her whole studio! What was I thinking!? I have literally years worth of junk (ok, collectables) spilling out of the room and lining the hall that leads to it . . . . I'll be lucky to be done by Christmas!
Anywho, I wanted to share with you the last thing I did before I left. And while it's not exactly painting, it does have paint poured all over it and so, yeah, here it is:
I actually used to do a lot of assemblages before I got the painting bug, so when my sweet husband (who's always on the lookout for cool things for me to use in my art ;) brought home a few rusted tins recently (they look like old bandaid containers), I couldn't wait to play with them . . .
"Dreams of Long Ago" started with a good cleaning with water then alcohol (so that any substance would stick to it) and a punch on either side of the top with a nail and hammer to make holes that I would eventually use to hang with wire. The next step was an experiment: I literally poured old (and therefore somewhat thick) aqua metallic paint over the surface and waited to see what happend. I wasn't sure if it would stick, but when I went to "test it", I accidentally made a mark in the acrylic skin - that I decided I loved! So I went on and made more "accidental" marks so that the paint had a somewhat distressed look to it. Once that dried, I added the Frozen Charlotte head and arm to the centers with E-6000. The tin was then heavily glittered on the bottom (in a rust color) and strung with pink wire on the top. A teardrop crystal was added to the side of one and vintage text and Swarovski crystals were added to the top of each tin. They were then filled with vintage love letters, a vintage picture of a happy couple and some soft satin ribbons for color and interest.
Thanks for taking the time to look! I'll see you at the Party . . . .