Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Lean on Me
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.