January 18, 2013

Frozen in TIme

Playing around with different mixed media techniques can be fun and frustrating at the same time.  Experimentation and note taking is the key to developing a technique.

I recently bought new bed linens.  The old flat sheets saved to be used as drop cloths, bottom sheets and pillowcases were saved for the studio.  The pillowcases were torn to size; layers of joint compound, gesso and matte medium added.  Image transfer, water colors, stitch - everything is fair game on play days!

These will be used as pages for a fabric book.




The photo is of my Aunt Claire on her First Holy Communion.  The pocket watch belonged to my father (a gift from my mother).  He managed to keep it in one piece for years and years.  I've had it in my possession for 22+ years.  The other day, I accidentally knocked it off a table while dusting (I knew housecleaning was a bad thing!)  I hope I can get the watch crystal replaced.  (The watch is NOT part of the book.  I added it only for the photograph composition.)  Miscellaneous ephemera added.



Signatures sewn together with coptic binding

inside books pages which need to be painted, altered.  Front and back covers need to be made which will be a big surprise since I have no idea yet what I will do....

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14 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful memories :)

Gracie O'Tripp said...

What a beautiful memory page. Love it.

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Wowza! What a wonderful book. You amaze me!

Brooke said...

Look how talented you are!

Karen said...

Sweet photo of your Aunt! Love your book so far. So nice to have your Dad's watch, sorry about the crystal. I hope you share more of your book! xx

Peggy Jones said...

All those keepsakes are indeed frozen time. Collected with love.
QMM

Pauline said...

I love how you capture memories! So beautiful and creative. A truly lovely way to freeze time.

Jama said...

Wow , what a wonderful book!

Pieni Lintu said...

Oh how beautiful!!! <3

louciao said...

Waste not want not. Wonderful how you made a digital composition to stand alone by incorporating the watch. I am intrigued by your transformation of the fabric with gesso, joint compound and medium, turning it into pages.

GingerV said...

wow I envy you and your drive towards creativity - I can so admire it, but don't do it. I love the composition with the watch. good luck on getting it fixed.

Michelle said...

So beautiful and creative!

Rebecca said...

Wow, what an awesome idea!

Jay said...

Quite an undertaking! I love the stitching .. and it looks like a great way to compile some memories!