Thursday, May 6, 2010

Scraps Collage

"Liberty's Song"

This card is one of three artist cards made from snips and scraps from my art table. I'm loving the patterned scrapbook paper pad "Life's Journey" from K & Company. I've been using the paper that has vintage musical notations on one side and vintage plaster on the other. I added a picture of a vintage Liberty Head coin clipped from the Sunday paper, lots of scraps including torn monopoly money (great borders) sprayed with Walnut Ink (Tsukineko), scrapbook paper, gold wrappers. Embossed using the Versamarker watermark pen and Hematite embossing powder (Stampendous). Raised, clear details created with "Glossy Accents" (Ranger).
It's like looking at a quilt made from my children's old clothes--I know which artist card each leftover scrap came from. This is the second time I've made a card using a Liberty Head image. To me this image can mean many things: a "liberated" woman, a Greek goddess/muse of freedom and abundance, and perhaps about valuing independence and lasting self worth.

Morning Song

This art card uses many of the same scraps found in the Liberty art card. Addition of a picture of a vintage Indian Head coin and other images found in the Sunday paper. Gear from Tim Holtz. Clear raised accents created with Glossy Accents (Ranger). This art card is about connection to nature, even in the modern world (needed even more in the modern world), and singing a song of praise and thanks for the new day.

This artist card is called "O U" because of the letters on the left side, middle. It was a snippet of a newspaper page that orginally said "Your House". Gear from Tim Holtz. Torn Monopoly money, scrapbook paper, random snips and scraps. I like this card equally well in a vertical orientation. Fun to make these cards. They might be studies for larger paintings.

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