Friday 20 April 2018

Follow In My Footsteps - Determined

I loved using the same background for the four small panels I am sharing in this first mini series of 'Follow In My Footsteps'. Rather than make a masterboard and cut it up I cut the panels and did exactly the same steps on each one, hence the similarities in them.

 All the collage elements were pieces on my desk are from small boxes of oddments I keep for such projects. In fact the left panel under the photo is an old book spine of a book called The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott. The book has been altered and used and I couldn't bear to throw the cover and spine away even though it was very tattered.

If you haven't seen the previous two in the series they are Soulful and Thoughtful.

The steps to follow can be found by visiting a Vintage Collage Tag, created in July 2017.

DecoArt Chalky Finish paints in relic, lace, rustic, revive, raw umber, burnt umber and quinacridone gold.
Tinting Base
Text stamp
Collage ephemera


Redanne said...

Oh Brenda, this is stunning, adding the old book spine was such a fabulous idea, it looks amazing amidst your beautiful collaged elements - I love how the elements look naturally rusted too - a gorgeous piece of work. Hugs, Anne xx

sally said...

Wow, that book spine is just perfect here! Makes the piece for me :-)

Sally xx

Annie said...

love the background and layers of the collaged elements Brenda xx A fabulous transformation of the old book spine xx

Have a great weekend
Annie x

Kate Yetter said...

I love this series! Your background is beautiful.

Words and Pictures said...

The rusted look around the elements is so cool - and really brings the panel to life - fabulous vintage work!
Alison x

Paper Wishes said...

This is beautiful I love the blues in it and you are so good at working with textures and layers, thanks for sharing

Words and Pictures said...

The inclusion of the book spine is a touch of genius - tough to pick a favourite... the set works so brilliantly following on from one another. They add up to something even more than the sum of their considerable parts. Beautiful artwork.
Alison x