Thursday, 22 September 2016

Season of Mists

Hi my dear ones!
Imagine my delight when once at a flea market I got hold of this amazing vintage tin muffin tray!
It was love at the first sight - its embossed patterns, the time-worn texture and the round shapes that were begging to be filled with something inspiring.
So I finally decided what I would do and here it is - my fall inspired, moody assemblage piece that I hope will move you too.
The inspiration hit me when I was browsing through vintage photos - as it often does. ;)
To make the whole project coherent, I decided to go for photos of children.
If you're looking for a source of such photos and you feel you wouldn't bring yourself to cutting the actual vintage photos into pieces, you can easily use my Ephemera Collectibles or Elements from my Cold Country line.

For me, each of these circles is like a separate story being told, in a way it's a separate art work on its own. At the same time, I wanted all of them to work together too.
I had this thought running through my head: A Season of Mists. I listened to this idea and wanted to create the dreamy, nostalgic atmosphere of Fall and Indian Summer. Can you feel it there?
I made poppy pods (from my own garden!) a strong leitmotiv and I really love how they turned out.
When you look carefully, you will also spot thread, pieces of gauze, fabrics and lace, some delicate wire and... accompanying each of the photos - the poppy seeds that I made myself with Mini Art Stones i Micro Beads.
Wouldn't you say that Rusty Mechanicals add to the mystery as well?
I didn't want to change the color of the tray completely, only to enhance its beautiful vintage character - the Rust Pastes did their magic just perfectly!
I also added a little bit of Deep Waters acrylic paint, greyish and bronze tones of Lindy's sprays and a touch Clear Crackle Paste here and there.
A helpful hint: before splashing any colors (and tea!) I covered the photos with Soft Matte Gel this way protecting them from absorbing unwanted stains.

I really love how this piece turned out - it reminds me a little of a dreamy cabinet of curiosites, would you say? :)

Here are the materials I used:

Before I say goodbye, one more important thing.
I keep reading your comments on the blog and the emails sent in for my Creative Team Call and I can't tell you enough how much they mean to me.
Thank you so much for all the words of support and friendship both for me and my Creative Team!

Choosing new members is a really difficult and quite stresful job to be honest, but it's also exciting - who will I meet this term? What new creative adventures lay ahead...?

You still have time to apply till October 7th, so don't hesitate, I'd love to hear from you!


christine said...


Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! Love all the DT inspiration!

KOLOROWY ptak said...

nie potrafię się napatrzeć... przepiękne! niezwykle klimatyczne! bogate w cudowne szczegóły!!! życzę Ci więcej takich niezwykłych zakupów na targu staroci :)

Unknown said...

Cos wspaniałego!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love the idea! Thanks for the amazing inspiration ☺

Unknown said...

This is totally and utterly STUNNING Anna!!! A feast for the eye! Love the rusty-vintage feel you've created here and its warmth is almost palpable. Big hugs, Sanda xx

adziamar said...

Wspaniały projekt, można tylko patrzeć i patrzeć...

Heather said...

so creative and unique! beautiful project.

Jan L said...

I amazed at how something so ordinary can morph into such a beautiful artwork.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...


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