I had so much fun making my latest piece of art--I just wanted to show you all the process of it--first starting with my 'supplies'--
...a 6 x 12 cradle board, this very cool doorplate--I think they might call it a pocket doorplate--whatever the technical name for it is--I really like it. And this very old Arithmetic book--you know it's old--they don't even call it arithmetic anymore.
And more supplies...
..whatever I found lying around went into this pile (just a fraction of what I have)
So the first thing I did was collage pages from the book onto the cradle board--
Next, I took most of those trinkets above and adhered them to the frame of the board, using heavy gel medium--
This next part is inspired by Anna Dabrowska aka Finnabair I first discovered her when she was in Somerset Studio last year, and since then I've seen her tutorials on her you tube channel. Her art is wonderful!--such an inspiration, and love that she shares her process.
Here's what happens next with all of these little trinkets--
I Love doing this--very theraputic.
When this was all dry, is when I added my assemblage inside of it--
I used the cover of the book for the backdrop--love these old books.
And the finished piece--
I really enjoyed the process of this, from gathering all of my supplies to putting all the pieces together--like working with a puzzle.
And so grateful for awesome artists out there like Finnabair for such wonderful inspiration!