Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lean on Me

One of the members of the art group Roses on My Table http://rosesonmytable.ning.com/is sick, so group members are making her an art book of encouragement. The theme is "Lean on Me." I had no idea how to illustrate it, and wasn't feeling very poetic. I decided to represent the theme by using vintage images from http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/. In photoshop, I collaged some royalty free images of two women sharing a cup of tea and added vintage roses and, to symbolize the healing power of art, paintbrushes. The background is a scanned image of my faux lace, made from printing on recycled teabags. After I printed it and mounted it on heavy cardboard, I spritzed some gold on the piece, added modge podge for shine, and finished it with a little snippet of my favorite sheer lace from M&J Trim.

3 comments:

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Very beautiful, love the image and the vintage look.
Hugs Anja

NEEDLEWINGS said...

It's gorgeous Linda! Perfect for the theme! I wish I had some classes in photoshop. I would love to be able to do digital art.

Oh, just a thought, but I changed my settings so that I wouldn't have to use word verification to drive my visitors crazy, but you can still do approval for publication and everyone is happy! This is the fifth time trying to figure out the letters:(

Edzellinni said...

Wanda, I will check out changing the settings. Thanks for clueing me in.