Saturday, September 13, 2008

What I've done with my summer.

I got the bright idea to mount all my unmounts onto cling sheets.  I didn't even remember what stamps I had let along  how many.  Yeah, I'm still trying to finish up that monumental  task. I started ordering cling sheets and retrimming all my stamps onto those.  Now I'm putting "Tack It Over Again"  to the backs and mounting them with that stuff.  Much faster.    I did get my mounts out of boxes so I can see what I have.
Close up of the picture printed onto cheesecloth.
This piece is unfinished.  I will load another photo when I finish it.
Experimenting with cloth.  I coated a piece of fabric that I did not like with two coats of gesso.  then added spray washes (Tim Holtz) and embedded a piece of cheescloth I had ran through the printer.  Next I added crackle paste.

This is one of my favorites.  The names are written on the photo.  "Miss Billie" seems to be unable to make up her mind as to which cowboy she likes best.

I love this old train on the collage paper.

I found these old photo's in a antique store.  The guy on the far right is so handsome.  I'd have given some one a run for her money over this guy.

I started this altered book about a year ago and have made little progress.  I think I just get involved in too many other projects.  None the less, I've got a long way to go before finishing this book.  It is themed on old antique photo's.  I love the verse on the right page.  It is quite true,  I try to remember what the voices of my loved one's sounded like but only vaguely recall.