Thursday, April 12, 2018

Abstract Emphera and Rust

Hello Makers!

So ecstatic to be a Guest Designer at Vintage Journey where April's challenge theme is Rust. For me it's always fun to do metal surface on unseemly surfaces like paper and clay. I made a minimalist, abstract, vintage collage canvas. I found this awesome ephemera papers that I did not want to alter, I just love everything original about it and wanted to preserve it, so I decided to collage it, without altering, with rusty paper and metal embellishments. 

A little about the ephemera. A while back while in the Virginia countryside I found original and in mint condition ephemera, in the form of hadwritten court warrants/complaints papers from the 1920s. I have to admit I read them all. It's was like reading the town's gossip or blotter report;  people stealing railroad spikes, domestic abuse and even people stealing chickens. 

To learn more about how I made this piece, visit the Vintage Journey site. While you are there, check out the rest rusty goodness projects.

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