I decided after pondering for quite a while, to do something that I have never done before. I got a book from Joe for Christmas about mixed media. Doing artwork by using pictures, trinkets, magazines, doilies, buttons and doo dads of all kinds...then placing them on a surface (in this project I used a small canvas) and adhering them in layers. I used my printer to print a part of the invitation and changed the color to a sepia tone...to make it look very old. You can add a little painting or not...I put a few touches on this particular project. Then the fun began. I tried to find things that would be suitable for my friend and started layering.
I think that I'm finished with this. I put some acrylic matte medium on this morning. This is the "glue" that I used. I changed things up a bit. After the first coat...I was running around the house looking for that little gold heart. I may still tweak it a bit and need to add more coats of the medium.
Projects like this come into my head early in the morning. Sometimes I have to run downstairs and do something creative, be it playing with my plants or starting a project like this. This is really fun....anyone could do it. This hot weather has kept so many of us in our houses...why not start collecting things for a collage like this?We are going to the party and join with everyone to celebrate my friend's birthday. Maybe I'll take pictures. It's on the 6th of August.