Thursday, April 8, 2010

Art swap for March

A little late getting this away for March, yet again I have taken on more than I should for April. So hard to say No!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Collage in a box

I picked up this shabby little box frame at a second hand store. It had a piece of glass at the back with an ugly butterfly stuck to the centre. Once home, I pulled it apart, sanded and aged it a bit, adding some old bits of paper here and there. The back glass piece was transformed as I added my own simple collage as inspired by a recent class I took with the lovely and talented Jen Crossley. One photo is hard to see here, but it a tintype photo of two boys.

Shabby flower effort

Well, I had a go at making one of those fabulous shabby flowers as per Roben-Marie's instructions posted on her wonderful blog March 17th, but failed miserably when it came to the centre flower piece. In the end I gave up and attached a button instead. I think the glue has a lot to do with the success of these centres but have not been able to locate it here as yet.