Just a quick post today to share this rather unusual journal spread. I picked out this couple from Tim's photo booth stash and found him and her in their younger years, or so we'll imagine. I decided this trio of images would make for an interesting composition.
For the circle stencil, I cut a Tim die twice from plastic, butting the flatter side together so the pattern would repeat nicely. I used texture paste and then carefully poured pewter, gold, and copper embossing powder over the paste (one color at a time) to create this variegated look, though some of the pewter is lost in the sea of ochre watercolor.
I have treasured this hand dyed lace remnant, given to me by my dear friend Barbara, for ages. I decided it would make the perfect little bundle with a Tim leaf die, some string, and a rhinestone.
Each image in my trio is backed with a piece of metallic kraft core embossed with one of Tim's tree folders. I worked hard on this for last month's AVJ challenge, but it just didn't come together. I ripped it apart and used little sections here to create my frames.
I tried to embrace the industrial/steampunk side of altered art with all this metal, even adding a little stamped hot air balloon. I hope I get credit for trying. I just don't own any gears!
Honestly, this couple makes me laugh. They look like the couple at the Crackle Barrel that never speaks while they eat. Anyway, they lived a long life together and decided long ago to just be themselves. Gotta give 'em props for that!