A friend of mine, who was cleaning up his father’s house attic for sale, found a pile of old postcards in a travellers’ coffer. I had the opportunity as royalty free images to scan them and well now I can play around with them. This man was also on one of them, and he looked at me from that vintage card with eyes saying please let me fly. So I decided I am going to give him wings. So angel boy was born.
I enjoyed so much the vintage photo tinting, which is challenge #12 at Compendium of Curiosities 3, that I decided to play the second time with a different photo. My background is all metallic, because Vintage Journey holds the challenge of heavy metal this time around. At of respect for Tim Holtz, I won’t share all the details, but I will tell you which technique I used, you can get his book and play along as well.
So I was beginning with a canvas piece that I applied on a grunge board, then painted with distress paint to silver metallic.
Then I used some texture paste that I mixed up with some more paint with ornament stencil and applied on my canvas. When it dried I played with Tim’s painted industrial technique (pg 46) to add a rusty look to the ornaments.
I was getting my smaller background image ready by using metal foil and embossing folder and the above mentioned industrial painted technique (pg 46) to rust that one as well.
And then in the same way I was preparing my layered wings and used Sizzix die to cut them.
Finally I trimmed my photo and after using vintage photo tinting technique (pg 41) I added my wings to my dear gentleman.
Finally I assembled my canvas, my industrial rusted background, a piece of metal fence, and my winged gentleman. I added the word “fly” with alpha chips.
Isn’t he an adorable “super angel boy to the rescue”? Just take a closer look.
And I am sharing him with Vintage Journey challenge #16 heavy metal.