Recently I stumbled upon an AWESOME shop here in Austin, right next to the recycled bookstore (talk about a double score!) So, this shop is piled from floor to ceiling with stuff- anything from vintage dishes to jewelry to records to toys. While I was sifting through a section (I probably only got through about 20% of the store), I stumbled upon an old photo album, filled with photos from the 1930s through 1950s. I immediately knew it was going home with me.
This project was inspired by the vintage photos. I wanted to make a more vintage piece- lots of texture with an aged look. I thought that Shawn’s new Large Roses stencil would match my what I was trying to achieve, and that these two ladies would go perfect as a focal point.
I truly hope you enjoy the video, and that you feel inspired!
(Spoiler alert- At the end of the video you will see me sew some jute through the hole in the key, and you’ll be asking “Laura, why didn’t you just tie it on before adding the key to the page?” I didn’t think about it until after I had already glued it on! And I thought it was secured already, so I didn’t want to try to pull it off. Silly me!)
List Products Used:
DecoArt Media Matte Medium, Gesso, and Modeling Paste
Vintage collage papers
Faber Castell Glass Bead Gel
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Payne’s Grey
Shawn Petite Stencils: Scribble Marks 1 and Large Roses
DecoArt Premium Americana Acrylics: Quinacridone Gold Hue and Yellow Ochre
Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink: Sepia
Heidi Swapp Stencil
Artist’s Loft Acrylic: Parchment
Tim Holtz: Chipboard Words, Word Keys
Elmer’s Craft Bond
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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!
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