Ever since I found the inspired world of Mixed-Media Art I have been fascinated with vintage images. I use them in nearly all of my work...in my art journals, on canvas and tags.
|A page out of my Dylusions Journal|
|An index card from last summer|
|My favorite canvas starring Audrey Hepburn|
My Favorite Image to Date!
This past Christmas my Mom gifted me with three photos from HER childhood. She thought I would enjoy using them in my art work! I was over the moon excited to incorporate meaningful images into my works of art....I LOVE the results!! Thanks so much Mom!!:)
I started page by swiping a few of my favorite colors down...lime green and bright orange. My sweet friend Sherry had given me this amazing elephant a few months ago and I was anxious to try it out!
Using Dylusions Spray Inks I used various colors including teal, green and pink. I loved the patterns within the elephant so much I decided to use those instead of the actual elephant shape for my page. I then took various other stencils including arrows, doilies and waves to add more beautiful depth.
My Mama grew up during the Depression and from what she has told me had very little. But just look at her smile!! She was full of light and JOY. And through the years she taught ME to be that way, too...no matter your circumstance!
This saying was PERFECT to describe her...
I doodled using a white gel pen. I love how it looks!
I knew I wanted to add a few words to my page (something I always do)...selfless, resilient and sparkling seemed to be the ideal fit.
The star represents her shining smile through it all!
Here is the finished page...
My Mama...always shining, always counting her blessings, always looking her best.
Yes, this is my favorite image in any of my work...I will be using it often!
I am hooking up today with Simon Say's Monday Challenge and Anything But Cute Mixed-Media Challenge...
Thanks so much for looking!!!