Saturday, August 29, 2009

now it's finished

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I know you've seen this before...
but it wasn't completely finished
and I had to leave it to go out of town.
I've put it in a frame I've made out of old barnwood
and added a few more details...
The one remaining constant is my
crappy photography!
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The theme of the piece is centered around the quote.
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 I used Ranger Crackle paint around the edges.
My first experience
with this was pretty darn frustrating...
but thanks to the incredibly talented Alicia and her expert advice...
I think I've got the hang of it. I know...it seems self explanatory
but I have little patience with paint.
I'd rather handsew tiny details for a hour...
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The edges of the frame are covered in aged text
from a old book.
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more details...a handle from an old trunk
and bindings from an old book
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Old newspaper headlines and clippings
and a bit of the frame...

11 comments:

MarZel said...

I love it!!! What a great subject!!! I love all the old stuff!! Smiles

rachel whetzel said...

OH... I would so LOVE to be able to sit and create with you for just a DAY...

Kim said...

I thought it looked fab before Lisa, but the extra bits and framing have really finished it off well and given it more complexity. Great job. I'm with you and the crappy photography skills. I so need lessons, or maybe photography for dummies LOL!

Doreen said...

I love it Lisa. And..for the record..crackle paint is extremely hard to work with..it takes patience and lots of practice..so don't feel silly!!!

I am going to add you to my blogs I follow.

Have a great day
:)Doreen

alteredbits said...

i just wrote you a huge 3 paragraph comment and dumb blogger erased it. :(

short recap: i loveloveLOVE this! i loved it before but all of the additional details and the frame make it perfect!! you are such an ever-talented lady and i admire your ability to hand sew tiny details for an hour. i'd have better luck painting something for 4 hours than sewing for 4 minutes. i poke myself, then bleed on what i'm trying to make. :)

Gaby Bee said...

Your assemblage work is so unique, Lisa. It is always full of amazing detail and the most interesting pieces. A really wonderful combination of elements. Love the way you have covered the edges of the frame.
Gaby xo

Kerin said...

So freakin FANTASTIC!!! This is a wondrously great piece Lisa and I just love all the little details!

layers said...

I love the combination of collage papers and found objects--- yours is great.

Seth said...

Spectacular. The detail is this piece is really amazing! Thanks for the close up shots.

grimvisions said...

Very nice work here.

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ArtPropelled said...

This is fantastic, Lisa.

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