I collaged each page using images from vintage books and scrapbook paper from: Graphic 45 ABC Primer or Carta Bella True Friends paper.
I soldered the top of each page to give it a tin-roof look. Some images show the soldering tape before I tarnished it - once tarnished the roof looks blackened.
This weekend, I also finished my vintage yard stick shadow box. I wasn't able to take a great shot of it from my hallway - but it's big 44" x 55" and it's super heavy (about 75lbs).
Here's a few pictures of how it started. My brother-in-law, Bob, built this beautiful frame.
I painted the background with chalk board paint. I drew on it to give it a used look.
Then erased all the chalk.
Next I glued on the rulers. It was my daughter's great idea to stagger the rulers and I just love how it turned out.
The picture below was my inspiration...it was posted on One Lucky Day's blog and ever since, I was on a mission to recreate one for myself. Thank you Paula for my posting this amazing piece on your blog.
And last, but not least, I'm scheduling my first workshop of the year - Let's Make Dolls! We'll make a doll necklace, a domino doll, a mini furniture doll and a paper doll.
It's going to be held on Saturday, June 8th from 10:30 - 2:30pm - $48. Lunch will be provided. Email me if you want to sign up or want more details.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!