Friday, September 5, 2008

Printed images and background page. I often choose to use recycle type paper for printing if it is something that the back does not show.

Just the paint colour I happened to grab after gluing most of the images down and adding words I had written for the piece. I could tell immediately the colour would need MUCH toning down.

For the next layer I used a fave stamp and red ink to cover the whole page.

I did transfers of the image of my aunt Winnie and the words I had written. More of the images from the collage challenge were added. I glued on the piece of fabric trim which I had dyed the pale yellow. I tried to further embellish the collage with vintage buttons of which I have very many. I had also painted over with a light yellow glaze.

I had used a very pale oil pastel for some edging and in a couple of other places.

The final version - I used pale yellow paint on a leaf stamp around most of the edges and tiny bits of the same colour for further yellow around the very edge.

Just a note about the words and my aunt Winnie. Winnie was my auntie on my Dad's side. This young lady had diabetes and died when she was 13 years of age due to the diabetes and complications of the availability of insulin. My dad was a few years younger than she. A number of years later when I was 3 1/2 years old I was found to have diabetes. That was 47 years ago.

I will be blogging much more in next days. At least that is my intention. There is much I need to catch you up with.

Angels be with you dear friends.

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