In 2010 I submitted these tags for a magazine challenge. Nothing became of them. Since the new discoveries of her disappearance have come to light, she has been on my mind. Since these tags were never published (and who knows where they ended up) I can show them here.
I hand dyed muslin fabric in coffee, then printed her images on to t-shirt transfer paper and ironed it on to the muslin. Cut the muslin images to the tag size, frayed and inked the edges and over-stamped with travel stamps, wings and stars in brown ink. I then used strips of the torn muslin for the top ties. All the images came from public domain on the internet. I just embellished them, a bit.
Amelia was a unique, interesting and beautiful woman. Yet, if you look into the history of women and flight, there are many more female aviators that came before her. Amelia just had a better publicist. She will still remain through history as the most famous.
Hey, art and an a history lesson... It's good to know your subject.
Hugs and thanks for your comments!
BTW instant coffee granules sprinkled in shallow water works better for dying fabric than brewed coffee. You get deeper stains.
After visiting so many wonderful blogs in the last couple of days, I decided to try my hand at something altered.
When stash diving in my boxes of little flowers (here's one)
I came across these forgotten items:
Do you remember when Prima came out with these little tins of paper flowers a few years ago? I snatched up a bunch on clearance. Two of the larger round ones have magnets on the back. I cleaned off the adhesive residue on the front with plain alcohol (my fav cleaner)
So, this is my first attempt:
(one of the magnet ones) I'm stuck on these colors, in a good way, because they make me happy. Why not? I think that if you click on the picture you'll be able to see the detail better.
So, I would really appreciate some advice on this. Is it finished? What does it need? I'm open to suggestions!
Seems like this is the only day I post on! And, I'm very late doing it today!
After last weeks post I spent all day rearranging the house in order to get this one cabinet into my studio. It was a huge puzzle! Move this, in order to move that and so on. Still ended up with one piece of furniture with no place to put it. Aaarrgghhh!
Got that cabinet in though!
To the right of this is my stack of boxes containing my postcard collection. No where to unpack them to.
And behind the desk
The desk top. Nothing produced from last week until this morning.
Do you see my heart shaped rock? That's a little heart shaped piece of sea glass on top of it.
Considering that I lost two huge closets, two bookshelves and a wall shelving unit when I moved here and that I share this room with DH and the cats litter box... Oh well.
This is the card I made this morning for my father-in-law in Oklahoma.
Well... It's another Wednesday. Again! They come around so fast don't they (especially for those of us over 40, huh?) So that means it's time for WOYWW! Check it out here: http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/
Current state of mess:
A layout and eggs.
A stash of eggs. That I cut in halves to add more dimension to the card.
I missed last week (nothing to show!) Here is what happened in the meantime/since last WOYWW.
From all the gathering of material I have produced two cards from the yellow/aqua pairing. One I didn't think too much of and this one. Sent to Grandma.
Pair of "crummy" earrings I found last year that... disassembled will make good embellishments!
I'm still working on the other combos. Mojo was uncooperative last week, ugh.
More to come, promise! Cross my heart!