Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Altered Art CD



This I made using a transparent CD spacer disk.

Alchohol inked one side with plum, ivy and silver. Then on a white card I stamped a sheet of writing, and glued that on top of the inked side - with the wording face down, trimming it when dry. So this gave me a plain white back.

Turned it over and collaged a Victorian lady in furs and a hand muff- which I had enhanced with inks,and water colours and glued that on to conceal the disk hole.

I then cut out some ivy leaves from some old silk leaves I had for ages for flower arranging, and glued them on.

To finish it off I added a purple ribbon and a silver bead to the reverse - which I attached with double sided tape and added a strip of paper to hide the ribbon.

It took me around 2 and a half hours to make - but I was pleased with the result.

In the daylight it looks lovely and shimmery and more subtle - and just the thing for this cold wintry weather.

2 comments:

LazyKay said...

Love the shimmer effect - a bit unsure about your lady for some reason - she's not speaking to me.

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Zuzu's Blog said...

because I can imagine all the techniques you are explaining in my head I know the effect of the inks behind the CD and the paper behind that will be lovely ... its a lovely image too .. and nice touch with the ivy leaves