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A Breakthrough

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Well, I did it. I finished the set of books I've been working on F O R E V E R. And yes, the deadline of August 20th was the motivator as expected. I am so pleased with how they turned out. One was a lined journal the other had 80# drawing paper in it with a slipcase to contain the two. She wanted skulls and roses, the initials A-M-C and using the colors red, black and white.
I also eked out an ATC (2.5 x 3.5") that was to look worn, weathered and or aged. My swap partner lives in Belgium and likes Pippi Longstocking...as the universe would have it my avatar on that swapping site IS and has nearly always been Pippi (love, love the old Pippi books, I read them all!) So I made a mixed media piece, the background is colored with rust, I placed a piece of steel wool on a piece of bristol board and soaked it with vinegar, it rusted in quick order and gave a nice orangy color to it. Then I printed out a photo of Astrid Lindgren (the author) and did a photo transfer and lastly I painted a picture of Pippi herself over it. It was really nice to break out my paints after pushing them aside this past year.
Kind of a crappy scan but you get the picture, I did make the "with love..." a little nicer before sending it. : )

Three more book orders are waiting in the wings to get to. 
Yep, it's a wonder I got these done - and in honor of, how about a Natalie Merchant song titled "Wonder"? 
She'll make her way..................at the Shores

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Cynthia Schelzig said...

wow, what a project!! Looks GREAT!

 

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