Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Listen to Papa

"Listen to Papa and pay him respect"
original mixed-media art
2.5" x 4.25"
This is an altered antique cabinet card found in a gorgeous Victorian photo album. Fun and challenging. The card took about 8 hours - doing a little bit every night over 4 days.
This is an experiment to study altering the antique cabinet cards. Used a lot of media on this card.
Started by creating a mask of the central image - by outlining the figure with graphite pencil on tracing paper, 'fussy' cutting it out, and adhering double-sided removable tape to the back. Adhering the mask over onto the card, and then painting many layers of various acrylic colors between layers of soft gel gloss medium (Golden) and matte medium (I like Liquitex). A little tissue paper stamped with dye ink was adhered with diluted matte medium. Then I used a couple of gel pens, found objects, Stickles, embossing fluid, black chalk pencil, brads and a great Zig Painty pen in white to add lettering.
The way it turned out looks good!
What do you think of this guy? Have you ever altered cabinet cards?


papel1 said...

I enjoyed seeing your altered cabinet card. If they are in good condition I often sell them on eBay. But now I know what to do with the ones that are not in such great shape. Thanks for sharing.

LuLu said...

Hey Judy,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on 'Listen to Papa'.

My cab cards are in great shape. Never crossed my mind to sell them. I like the thickness so much. The backs are nice too with the fancy printing on them.

Is there that much of a demand for cabinet cards? I have a slew of them!

Would love for you to stop by again and become a follower!


Eva said...

Oh, yes. This card contributes a lot to respecting the Dad...
Funny! Thank you for your friendly invitation -- and how could I have resisted to this bright smile?

LuLu said...

Howdy eva,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Please come back to visit often!


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