Saturday, November 24, 2012

Postcards from the past

I created these postcard collage pieces over 25 years ago...which is hard for me to believe on so many levels.
These were created the old fashion way, tons of magazines, a sharp blade, glue stick and lots of cutting, no computer to smooth the lines and clean up the images

Share and enjoy.

This is part of a collage postcard book

Steampunk a light switch plate cover

Steampunk a light switch plate cover in less than 2 hours...

Take one plain light switch plate cover wiped clean.
Add acrylic base coat, let dry.

Cut and apply clip art images face down using gel medium or mod-podge,

dry 15 minutes and peel/rub
off excess paper.


Add more images and repeat.
Touch up with additional acrylic colors.

Embellish with gears, clock parts and jewelry.
Reattach to light switch.

Coat with 1-2 layers of
mat acrylic gel medium/mod-podge

and enjoy your work!

Monday, November 12, 2012

here on earth: a thin line

here on earth: a thin line: "there is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt." - erma bombeck