Friday, September 21, 2007

Mission Collage ~Complete



The last five steps for the collages are scratch with something sharp, add text, add something 3-D, write a word or phrase, and surprise. I got them all done today while I was taking breaks from trying to fix my crazy blog. I scratched the collages with a straightened out paper clip in the corners. Then I added definitions from a 1930's dictionary for sew and time. I added watch pieces and a button. I wrote women on one and art on the other. Then the long process of aging with paint ala Julie's tutorial. After that I went back with distress ink over it all because I just didn't feel I was there yet. Then I punched holes in both collages with my handy cropodile and strung through some vintage lace for hanging. What an absolutely amazing journey these collages were. The book that all of this is based on is called Pretty Little Treasures by Sally Jean Alexander. I have the book on order from the library, so I really don't know how I measure up, but it was a fun journey.

6 comments:

Julie said...

These look amazing!! The painting you did on your paper is outstanding!!!

Kim- hutchink :) said...

WOW this are awesome! Love the way it all came together!

reflections:0) said...

Great work....:0)

reflections:0)

Debbie said...

Wow, these are really cool, Tami. I love the sewing themes. I can't wait to see all of them from your swap.

~missprissme said...

Hi Tami!! You're my partner. I just read Julie's blog that we were supposed to SHIP by the 22nd. Oopsie I am not finished yet. I was going to finish this weekend and then ship. Can you contact me and let me know your snail addy? I couldn't find a contact email for you on your blog or I would have emailed you myself, so I will just leave this comment. Stop on by and let me know what your contact info is and I will get my collage out to you right away! Nice work by the way. Love it.

Thanh said...

I remember seeing this on the Shack, Tami, and I was in complete awe. You did such a great job of painting it!