As part of the Oh my Gothic yahoo group, I am making 4" x 8" skinny pages based on a theme chosen by my mailing partner for that month, each month for a year and a half! For April 2010, my partner is Rande Hanson, who has requested: Grungy and Rusty - Anything vintage, old doors, windows . . . Well! I started collecting rusty items for inspiration when hanging things on the laundry line one day . . .
Today I put these things together. Some objects were scanned and printed on vellum, some printed on matte paper - to create this two-sided page for Rande built on a 4x8 piece of watercolor paper. Everyone will bind their pages to create a collaborative book at the end of the exchange. Click on the pages below for more detail! That is a real, smashed, old rusted bottle cap on top of the first page attached with E6000 -I sure had fun smashing it!
The quotes are fun -unmounted words I picked up from zettiology at a convention many years ago . . . I also used a bit of white paint (iridescent), brown ColorBox pigment ink, and Rust embossing powder.
I hope you enjoy Rande! It is in the mail to you . . .
Lenna Young Andrews: creativity is my passion
Lenna is a mixed media artist who art journals and plays with paint, paper & ink. She’s passionate about creative expression. “Everyone can benefit from doing a few simple creative things, as often as possible!”