July 16, 2015

Summer of Color Week 6

For this week’s Summer of Color challenge, Kristin chose two oranges and one blue. This combination just screamed rusty assemblage to me. I glued some vintage book pages onto a wooden board and painted them with diluted acrylic paints and water-soluble pencils. I sanded some areas down. After some stamping, I rummaged through my boxes of rusty smalls and constructed a pendulous object. The upper part is fixed from the back with a screw.

Assemblage "d-pending"  by Vintage with Laces

I named this assemblage “d-pending”.

Assemblage "d-pending"  Detail by Vintage with Laces

Assemblage "d-pending"  Detail by Vintage with Laces

This was the last week of the challenge. I did have a great time with Kristin’s weekly color prompts. Thank you so much, Kristin! I was a bit out of my comfort zone here and there but that is the point of a challenge. It is good to be pushed in another direction from time to time. I already miss the challenge and hope it will be back next year.

Summer of Color 2015 by Vintage with Laces 
Here is a recap of my “SoC” projects. I am happy with all of them but my favorite is today’s assemblage. I am a rusty girl, what can I say :)?

Summer of Color

“d-pending” will join these great parties:

Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice
Vintage Inspiration Party at Organized Clutter

July 14, 2015

ICAD: Collages and more

For the first two weeks of the ICAD challenge over at Daisy Yellow, it had worked out and I created something on an index card every day. In the meanwhile I am pretty far behind but I still have a second batch of cards to show you.

ICAD - Everybody Likes ... by Vintage with Laces

I made a few collages without following the given prompts and it started pretty harmless with a vintage soap image.

ICAD - Always at Your Service by Vintage with Laces

When I found a vintage ad for an undertaker business in my folder and then images of some toxic mushrooms, I could not hold off and had to let out my black humor :).

ICAD - Original Combination by Vintage with Laces

The food theme continues with this amazing discovery. Some headlines of a 90 year old newspaper had stirred my imagination.

ICAD - Festive Food Gifts by Vintage with Laces

Christmas is only 5 months away. It is good to have some early gift ideas, don’t you think?

ICAD - A Tempting Dessert by Vintage with Laces

Dessert anyone? You can’t resist, or can you :) ?

I have to admit, that I had lots of fun with these collages and I liked the combination of vintage papers and some pops of red.

Last week prompts were all about games and I managed to make 4 cards.

ICAD - Backgammon Doodles by Vintage with Laces
“Backgammon”

ICAD - Bingo by Vintage with Laces“Bingo”

ICAD - Bridge by Vintage with Laces  “Bridge”

ICAD - Scrabble by Vintage with Laces“Scrabble”

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

July 11, 2015

Summer of Color Week 5

For me this summer seems to be all about trying new things. If you had asked me a year ago, if I could imagine to paint an abstract painting one day, I would have raised my eye-brows about such a ridiculous question. Never say never applies once again! For this week’s Summer of Color challenge, I painted my first abstract encaustic painting, using the required two greens and one pink. I admit, it is not a lot of pink but it is there.

Tempted - Abstract Encaustic Painting by Vintage with Laces

I call it “Tempted” because I was tempted to add something figurative but I was a good girl and resisted :).

Tempted Detail - Abstract Encaustic Painting by Vintage with Laces

The inspiration for this came from Shari Replogle and her wonderful “Wax on Wednesday” videos on YouTube. I have been watching them frequently over the last few months and was intrigued. If you are interested in encaustic painting techniques, I would highly recommend Shari’s videos. You can also visit her blog “Plays with Paper”.

I am glad I tried something new again. This was so much fun and for sure not my last abstract encaustic painting.

Summer of Color