Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Altered Group Project in Progress

This will be a new project for the group... we are altering boxes, mine is a very beat up old cigar box. It will get a new life though I don't have a finished idea in my head yet. I added some old dress patterns and fashion images ranging from 1930's-1960's.

The images are digital, I would love to work with vintage ephemera, but I really don't own any. So I have to resort to using printed images (below I have the images posted and you can save them if you like them). To try and hide that the images are printed I added a layer of crumpled tissue paper, then aged with inks.
This project will most like sit until February when we meet again. In the mean time I will be searching for more found items to add. I will have to remember to focus when I stop by the thrift stores looking for elements that fit my theme.



CosmoGirl Carla said...

I really like how the box turned out. What types of inks did you use? Can't wait to see the finished project!

Hopemore Studio said...

Carla, I used a set of Cat Eye Chalk Inks in dark brown and blue (hard to see the blue highlights on the pictures though). I choose the chalk inks because they have a slow dry time and it allowed me to brush it around before it dried.