My early childhood memories always take me back to my granny. As my mother had a serious car accident I was nearly all the time by her. She was in my eyes the most wonderful woman on earth. For others she was a simply pattern maker, stitcher, or decorator, she used to sew dresses from wedding till funeral, and from table decorations to curtains everything. I grew up among 7 different Singers (don’t tell you which type, then you’ll know how old I am). So my found memories are all about my granny…
Are you going to join me for this Vintage Journey? As always I’ll show you a few steps on the way. First I used Tim Holtz’s Artful Dwellings die to cut the shapes from cardboard and then I covered them with canvas and plaster.
Looks clean and white, so I need to get them inky, I went for dylusions to color them. Now it looks more interesting, isn’t it?
But as usual I need more layers, so I took Tim’s eye chart stencil and some distress ink and applied another layer.
I distressed my sides as well. I added from Tim’s ephemera my images and my self-rusted embellishments. Then I connected my triptych. I let some beeswax run over some parts and added some more accents with distress ink.
And now if you read so far, you may like to know what is on each section, so let’s see it one by one:
Number 14 on the first section is the apartment number, where we used to live. Safety pins always good to have for a dressmaker. ‘Memories of you’ means my memories over my dear Granny, who unfortunately left us in the early 90s. And the ruler part reminds me the table’s ruler part of the old Singer machines.
The middle section has three altered pins. A female image from the ephemera packages. The old buttons are also something that is around on a table of a dressmaker. The ruler I explained already.
And fo course a dressmaker’s doll and a price ticket. All parts of my memories from my childhood. Hopefully you enjoyed that little ride back to the past with me.
I am sharing my triptych with Vintage Journey‘s challenge 5: Found memories.