A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 296,636
Currently Running With Scissors:
678 Guests and 27 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: A collage for my dad  (Read 557 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
CraftyImperfections
Offline Offline

Posts: 421
Joined: 20-Jan-2007

Paper cuts and hot glue burns since 1985


View Profile
« on: June 06, 2007 09:36:34 AM »

One day whilst dumpster diving I came across an old tackle box.  Inside were some sweet vintage finds (the box itself was old, I use it for my paints and pastels now) The next day I decided to go check out some yard sales and found these big books from the 50's and early 60's called Comptons Yearbooks and they basically have a look back on the year in question.  I loved it for their old pictures and text.  Anyhoo, I made this collage for my dad using some of the old tackle and some pics from the book.  Unfortunately, the background is kinda blurry, because that thing that says splitshot is a small tin that used to hold sinkers and it's keeping the canvas from laying flush with the scanner. 



I also used paints and distress ink as well as an old tape measure.  Comments appreciated (if you can even make the dang picture out!)
« Last Edit: June 06, 2007 09:37:38 AM by CraftyImperfections » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Let's swap.
meanderingartist
Offline Offline

Posts: 1338
Joined: 23-Feb-2007

Gotta love Gary Larson


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007 01:39:51 PM »

That is great! Your dad is going to LOVE it!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ATC 100 Themes Challenge  13/100
kitschbitch
Stitchin'
Offline Offline

Posts: 1762
Joined: 02-Mar-2007

Music, crafts, and dogs...all good.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007 02:32:51 PM »

something about vin-tage makes me so happy...

wonderful!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WIPs
Offline Offline

Posts: 11691
Joined: 20-Jan-2007

The WIPs Phenomenon


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007 05:30:41 PM »

Beautiful!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

100 Themes ATC: 1/100 Grin
CraftyImperfections
Offline Offline

Posts: 421
Joined: 20-Jan-2007

Paper cuts and hot glue burns since 1985


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007 04:15:02 AM »

Thanks for the wonderful comments guys.  I was kinda worried about this one, I"ve done a lot of colage before, but never really incorporated acrylics before.  They're a little hard to blend.  Plus, I'm getting to know gesso, I like it a lot!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Let's swap.
cadillac.tramp
Born to Lose, Destined to Fail.
Offline Offline

Posts: 382
Joined: 03-Jun-2007

With a Golden Heart comes a Rebel Fist


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007 04:57:37 AM »

It's great!  I love the work you do, especially with the distressing and little embellishments.  The line and hook attachment is a great little add-on Smiley  Now I really want to find something to make for my Dad...he loves handmade gifts.  I'm sure he'll love it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

When there's no more room in Hell, the Dead will walk the Earth.

www.myspace.com/xboondockxsaintx
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Angel Food Trifle Recipe from Weight Watchers
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Vanilla Bean Brioche Recipe
How to Make Grilled Peaches With Amber Agave Ricotta
Banana, Caramel and Hazelnut Baked Alaska Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.