Sunday, 23 November 2008
GRUNGEY TISSUE BOX
This is one of the projects I did with Sharon and Linda in our "Small Art Adventure"! We each shared a technique, and Linda persuaded me to do a collaged background by tearing pieces of paper and slapping them onto the box any old how. Now I realise I like to be in control of the effects I'm achieving, so this random way of working went really against the grain .... and I admit I struggled. Everyone tells me my work is so "neat" (as in tidy) and I'm never sure if that's a compliment or not!!
But, it's true once you try something your eyes are opened, and I do think its a great way of achieving a background that I might well use again. However, what I put on the top was much more me (if a little grungier than usual) and my sense of humour came out in the words "cold, blow sniff hack" - well it is a tissue box! The colour of the lid picks up the shade in the tape measure at the bottom, and I distressed it with chalk inks to make it fit with the rest, then added a layer of Mod Podge to seal it.