What a pretty lady. These Found Relatives make me wonder who these people are. What is their story? This girl has such a lovely smile. She just looks like she is enjoying life.
For this project I used an 8x10 wooden box. It had a saying on it that really wasn't my style, so it got a remake. The background is various bits of paper glued down with matte medium. This was my first time using matte medium. I have always used Mod Podge. I love, love, love how the mate medium is truly matte. I can layer on color and it stays. Awesome stuff.
Once I had my paper down I used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to dirty up the ripped edges. Some areas also got a touch of Vintage Photo Distress Marker.
There are rub ons, industrious stickers, some stenciling and gesso on the background. The vintage lace is colored with Ripe Persimmon and Gathered Twigs. The
vintage measuring tape was colored with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I love the orange juice
cap. She looks like she could be named Winona.
These flowers were made using the Tattered Florals die. The yellow flower was colored with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Stains. The brown flower was colored with Gathered Twigs, and Vintage Photo. Both of them were also stamped with a large script stamp. For the top flower l put washi tape on the paper before I cut it out. The leaves are a really old Sizzix die and colored with Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, and Vintage Photo distress ink. I really love how these flowers turn out and I have made a ton for my stash.
The metal banner on the bottom was aged using Alcohol Inks in various brown tones. A strip of washi tape adds a nice layer under the words.
There she is smiling that gorgeous smile that makes me smile too.
Eclectic paperie is having a wood challenge andFrilly and Funkie is having a fashion/sewing challenge.
Imagination-craftschallenges is having an anything goes challenge and Inspiration Emporium is having a favorite things challenge.
What have you been crafting?