So, the other day I was wandering around the second hand store in Potsdam and spotted a few of these embroidery hoops up for grabs. One was old and metal. Of course, that is the one I liked best.
Got the idea of adding some thin material to this hoop, adding a layer of gesso, then modge podging on some unique doilies with a new flavor of Modge Podge, and then adding more gesso.
Now I hesitate to show you these next photos just in case you think I am bragging...
I know you are going to want my lunch pail. This was also at the same shop. I fell in love with the cotter pin that is holding the one latch together. And the rust and the BIG V for Victory! I feel successful every time I pick this beauty up.
What does this lovely item contain you ask? My collection of horded Modges.
Puleeese don't be jealous that I love my modge so much I have to have as many flavors I can find.
My point of course with these two photos was to point out that the Antique Matte Modge was what I used on the doilies and you can just see it peeking out from under the gesso and ink that I added.
OH, give me a close up you say, show me what you are talking about.
Can you see the old grungy yellow? That is the modge. Which I like toned down a bit with some gesso.
The image, believe it or not is from Alice in Wonderland Magic collection over at Nice Crane Designs. I can imagine playing with this set a whole lot more. The queen makes me really happy as does the Alice with the Crown.
My Sis in Law is here to visit and I thought she needed a nice little present to remind her of her trip to NY.
So, I am giving this art to her. I am hoping when she is having a rough day that she remembers her family in NY and imagines us giving her a hug. Hence the little saying on the little metal piece: Dear Heart.
Hope she loves it! Have a great Thursday, we're almost to the weekend now!