I started this piece by laying down a torn piece of scrapbook paper and my favorite scrolly tissue paper. Then I set it aside for months. Sorry no picture.
In the fall I did a collage workshop at a local high school and took this piece to show them how various materials interacted. During the workshop I dyed some handmade paper and slapped it on. Then I scraped on some modeling paste. And again, after the workshop, I set it aside for months. I pulled the board out this week and started playing around with it, wondering if I could actually turn it into something. I added some watercolor and acrylic glaze Then I added vintage German text and painted gold dots and the piece started screaming "I'm a heart" so I drew a heart in charcoal and added some acrylic paint around that. Then I found the key (an old Christmas ornament), added some beeswax and, voila, KEY TO MY HEART.
And, on top of all that, I actually put it in my Etsy shop - it's my first Etsy listing.
So what do you think? ~ Sherry
I linked this to Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Designs