A couple weeks ago I had to have my appendix removed. I am recovering and I am not a patient patient. Do you know how many things you drop on the floor each day. If you bend you have to make it count.
I have been journaling/creating and this has helped me stay somewhat sane. The challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is Vintage - I created a Vintage page.
I made my entry on a separate page of kraft paper and adhered it to the journal page. Sometimes this works better, especially if you are using sprays. Don't ask me how I know this.
The background is a collage of many different things. I know I used dry wall tape, some bandage tape, paper, fabric, string, etc. It was all covered with a layer of white gesso and gold gesso. This gold gesso is so much fun to work with. I added some embossing paste for the brick wall the couple is standing on and also some circle is the upper right corner. The frame was bought in a package of frames at a rummage sale for 25 cents - plus many of the frames were already fussy cut. I used distress paints, distress oxide inks to color the background. I found this vintage feeling washi tape that is in the upper left corner. The sentiment and couple are Tim Holtz products. The heart was cut from a piece of packaging.
I used a few rub ons in some places trying to use up some of my supplies.
Here are some close ups of different parts of the page.
I love how the background turned out on this page. It has a very vintage feel. I took a plain pencil and marked around the couple and different edges on the page. It added just a little contrast in the background.
You can see a rub on in this upper right corner.
Art is therapy and it is helping me heal. I do wish it would do it faster though. It helps the mind but the body takes it sweet time.