Posted in Arts & Crafts, Business, tagged altered art, antique art, mixed media art, mixed media collage, vintage backgrounds, vintage ephemera, vintage flowers, vintage ladies, vintage photos on January 26, 2012 |
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Last week I shared some altered art I had created using vintage photos of children. Then while pulling together this collage of vintage-styled artwork for a potential vintage/antique art shop I’m trying to partner with, I realized that I haven’t shared some of the vintage artwork I did this past fall, including these ladies:
And these flowers:
And some of the collage backgrounds that I’m planning to paint on but look pretty neat on their own:
I just love incorporating vintage finds (text, postcards, sheet music, receipts, tape measures) into my artwork. It’s becoming my favorite way to work and I think these backgrounds which used to be hidden beyond layers of paint are gorgeous in their own rustic right.
I have a couple of these options in my shop right now, but still working fast and furious to get more listings in my shop (I am currently at a little over 600 options which really hurts when you have to update shipping like I did this past weekend with the post office price changes, oy!). But I still have another 600+ listings to add, so I’m just managing one step at a time!
Thanks for taking a peek at what I’ve been up to!
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Posted in Arts & Crafts, Business, tagged aceo, altered art, art cards, art with vintage photos, BFF, friendship, girlfriends, Sisterhood, sisters, valentine's day, vintage children, vintage girls, vintage photo, vintage photos on January 16, 2012 |
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If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll remember how I liked to play with vintage photos and alter them with collage techniques. Then with the push to paint in the fall, I put my vintage photo collaging on the back burner. Recently I’ve had the itch to play with them again and yesterday sat down to create 26, yes, 26 ACEO’s (art cards)!
The thing I love about creating ACEO collages is that their small size and use of photos means I can make dozens in the time it takes me to do one painting. So when I’m feeling like I need instant gratification, ACEO’s are the way to go.
It actually started with a desire to create some Valentine-themed pieces to make into cards for my shop for the upcoming holiday (which I’ve just printed out today, so I’ll share pictures later on this week), but here’s a peak at one of the pieces:
I even did some light Valentine’s decorating this year (will share those pictures later in the week as well). I love the festivity of holidays and seasons yet never decorate accordingly because I often found those decorative items wasteful. But this year, I’ve decided to decorate seasonally using old items in my house in new ways as well as utilizing thrifted, vintage, eco-friendly finds, so I’ll be sure to share as I change up the themes in our home.
Would love your feedback on the vintage girls! Hope you all have a good start to your week!
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