Treasure in the Cellar

It pays to poke around your basement occassionally... tucked away behind some old paint cans and canning jars was a roll of embossed wallpaper from a long-ago project. I painted large pieces with grey paint that contains iron particles and then covered that with a rusting solution. I love the colors that appeared!
The rest of this 5 x 7 piece is text from an old French dictionary, a daguerrotype image and old butons...


Blogger Tammy said...

What a fun and creative idea! The cards are beautiful. I love the antiquity of this particular one.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 4:37:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

This is lovley I would love to see you do a whole altered book with this technique!!!!!

As usual you constantly amaze me with your incredible talents!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Babsarella said...

This piece is AWESOME!!! I love the color and texture, and the dictionay page is the perfect addition to the wallpaper! MOST LOVELY INDEED!!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Gorgeous!! I love the texture of the wallpaper in contrast with the rest of the piece. The whole composition is just beautiful.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Daisy Lupin said...

That is really something out of nothing isn't. I am a hoarder anyways, but your ideas are making me worse, I hardly dare throw anything out now in case I can use it for altered art and collage.

Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:28:00 AM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Another beautifull art!!

U are great!

Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger primdollie said...

Wow love this piece and love your work!!! I just found your blog and lots of fun eye candy!!! if ok with you have added you to my blog too!!! thanks for the inspiration and love how the papers turned out!! great find!!
hugs Linda

Sunday, July 30, 2006 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

That embossed wallpaper is a perfect thing to use isn't it ?! I love it !

This collage is cute.

Sunday, July 30, 2006 8:43:00 PM  
Blogger danielle muller said...

wow...this is gorgeous! looks so antique!

Thursday, August 03, 2006 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

hey I have that wall paper and isn't the rusting stuff fun??!!

Friday, August 04, 2006 5:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Cris said...

Wow Deb! This is so beautiful. Don't you love it when you unearth these treasures? I love how this turned out. You are so creative!!

Friday, August 04, 2006 10:03:00 PM  

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