I got all excited when I read about the swap and thought WOW, just think, I could possibly come back home from the cruise with 100-175 pieces of art from all over the world!
So I got busy the other day and started making some backgrounds. These heavy recycled matboards that I cut to size are covered with decorative paper and cardstock . . .
I found a 1953 Sears Catalog and started cutting out Sears models. Here are some I have started collaging on some subtle graffiti paper backgrounds . . .
I used some of my acrylic & watercolored serendipity paper towels for these backgrounds . . .
Got lucky with THESE papers! I love the way the Sears girls look on them . . .
I painted the backgrounds for these with acrylic paints . . . Blues and Reds . . .
more paper, acrylic paints and some vintage book pages . . .
Thought this Blue Chip Stamp paper was just perfect for the retro look I'm going for! . . .
A few more of the ladies. Gold paint pen used on the borders . . .
I thought it would be cool to put some sayings on the cards that related to the art cruise or just some funny or witty sayings that I thought went with the photos. Here are a couple that I have completed . . .
Because I live close enough and don't need to stay at the hotel the night before, and Lezlei will be flying in from Texas and staying with me before we sail, we won't be attending the swap at the hotel the night before. I guess we'll have to do our swapping onboard.
Hey, Lezlei are you making atc's to swap too?
Can't tell you what I was thinking when I took on this undertaking, but I can tell you what I'm thinking NOW. I'm thinking that I had better get off this blog and get back to work if I'm going to make close to 200 of these! I've only COMPLETED TWO!