Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Mixed Media project

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend again, have a good one!

Today I have made a project for the 'Fragile papers' challenge at Paper Artsy. I will be back with another painting for Art Journal Journey tomorrow, my next 'Modigliani' is ready.

I started off by collaging a postcard with torn pieces of vintage book paper. I distressed it with antique linen and vintage photo DIs. I printed a photo of me taken on my first day at school back in 1952 and made a photo transfer using golden gel. I faded the photo to 80% before printing to get a very worn and vintage look.


The background has been made from corrugated card, partly peeled, gessoed and liberally sprinkled with gold Utee. I added some fragments of vintage letters and book paper, which I pressed into the folds of the cardboard. I fixed the postcard to the backing with DS sticky tape. I used some scraps of burlap, vintage lace and a strip of stained, vintage linen tied to a shabby bow. I added a textile rose and a little feather, and the sentiment 'imagine'.





I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes and to A vintage Journey, use a portrait.

Early this morning the sky was clear and the birds started to gather:


 The water on the meadows is getting less and less, I hope all will be back to normal in a few days. The water birds are still partying!



The fire place is slowly emerging:


I saw these strange toadstools on a tree trunk:




When the cock crows?!



The evening sky:


Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!






40 comments:

  1. Lovely MOO today. Glad the waters are receding slowly.

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  2. Love your creation with book papers and your old photo, so pretty. Great photos, too, the one with the crows on the weather vane is wonderful! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Du warst ein entzückendes kleines Mädchen Valerie und herrlich was Du mit dem Foto gemacht hast - die Arbeit ist richtig toll... und sie ist besonders, denn sie ist with personal imagery..und das ist spitze!
    Die Naturaufnahmen sind auch Kunstwerke , jedes einzelne..Du hast den Blick für die Motive...
    Einen schönen Samstag Sweetie!
    MOO MANIA & MORE DANKT ALLERHERZLICHST!

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  4. Beautiful vintage style art creation Valerie with real warmth to it. How lovely that you have a photograph of your first day at school.

    Beautiful photographs as always with the gleaming weather cock my favourite today

    Hope today is good for you-we have a sprinkling of snow so I hope that is it for this year :)

    Love Chrissie

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    1. No snow here but cold and getting colder!

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  5. Hi Valerie, Very pretty vintage inspired collage.What a cute little girl you were! Love the corrugated card board its one of my favorite things to use when painting.
    ~ Karen

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  6. A beautiful collage and so lovely that it's actually a photo of you. I love the background textures - it has a wonderful vintage feel. Really lovely!

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  7. A wonderful collage Valerie and great photos.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Wow Valerie I just love the aged look of you as a beautiful little girl and your design with it is just so wonderfully vintage. Also adore the photo of the toadstools on the tree trunk.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. Gorgeous collage, I love it. You had great success with the photo transfer, I've tired it and it didn't work out so well, so I gave up (too quickly). Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx ps.. it's snowing here... which is pretty but not so great for walking or driving.

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    1. With a bit of practice it gets easier!

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  10. You are a fine vintage Valerie! Lol! A beautiful little collage. It's cold but lovely and sunny here today. Enjoy the rest of your day. Xx

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  11. Your project turned out beautiful. Just a stunning piece of wall art.

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  12. Your collage is very beautiful Valerie. Bravo!
    I see toadstools like those all the time here, and left alone they calcify and become very hard. Quite strange/fascinating.
    Looking forward to your next Modigliani. Your series has been wonderful. Maybe I'll be able to comment again. Each comment I've left lately doesn't seem to save, ending with a 'Blogger error'. Pesky! But all seems A-ok today. :D

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  13. oohh wie schön es bei dir ist,einfach traumhaft,da würde mir der regen sogar nichts ausmachen.
    dein altered tag ist klasse,und dein gemälde der modigliani ist einfach nur saugeil.
    hab einen schönen abend,liebe valerie.


    knuddel

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  14. What a great technique, it looks fab :) T x

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  15. wow, Valerie, Du hast das Foto so traumhaft schön verarbeitet. Ich bin echt beeindruckt. Auch Deine Naturfotos sind wieder alle sehenswert.

    Schönes Wochenende

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  16. I love your piece. I am so glad the waters are going down.

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  17. Thank you for this absolutely beautiful post.

    I am inspired by your photography and your art work.

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  18. Marvelous project today using a photo of yourself for the fragile paper challenge. Doing an image transfer is certainly a fragile process making your finished piece exceptional. Love the new photos of the pools of water and comparing the new photos with some taken when the area was not covered in water. A fun thing to do!

    Hugs,
    C

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  19. A beautiful project. Love the fragility of the photo. Works perfectly!

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  20. Love how you used your first day at school photo for this gorgeous project. I haven't had much joy with the transfer technique, will have to try a bit harder I think.
    Yvonne xx

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  21. Brilliant image transfer Val. You looked beautiful. Great make with all vintage look here.
    Thanks for sharing beautiful scenery photographs!!

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  22. Your mixed media project is gorgeous Valerie, I just love the vintage feel to it! Those toadstools are so unique, isn't nature fabulous! hugs :)

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  23. I love the worn vintage feel here Valerie! xo

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  24. Great vintage look on your photo! ~Diane

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  25. I absolutely love what you did with your old photo!!! Glad you have sunshine and receding waters ♥ We are have sunshine ans unseasonably warm weather this week. Hoping to take advantage of that and get some organizing done in our unheated basement.

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  26. Love your transfer, they are so much fun, and you never quite know what you will get, but its always so dreamy! Thanks for joining in with our challenge!

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  27. Hi Valerie, you created a special piece with the old photo. You continue to inspire.
    Great walking pics too. We hit warm weather the last two days and it feels like springtime!
    Hugs

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  28. So many wonderful things to look at here my friend. Great post.

    Hugs~

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  29. A lost soul captured. Lovely. Is that frost on the mushrooms? Those look like hen in the woods? Not sure but we have them around here. They usually only show up on trees that are dying. xox

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    1. They were on a felled tree trunk, but there was no frost, I have no idea what it is. A couple of days back they were quite smooth, and then so grainy??

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  30. I really like this Valerie, you were such a cutie lol. Fabulous photos too but SOOO much water! xx

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  31. Fabulous vintage feel to your mixed media project Valerie. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Use a Portrait Challenge. Jennie

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  32. What a precious piece you've created with darling schoolgirl you liebe Valerie!
    Cockadoodledoo you creative soul you...
    oxo

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  33. Love your mixed media piece and especially the portrait you used. It has that vintage feel - so nicely done. Thank you for joining us here at A Vintage Journey.

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  34. Love your transfer photo Valerie and beautifully layered. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. hugs Brenda xxx

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