Tuesday, April 21, 2009

mixed media weekly challenge...mix it up with Melange


When I heard this weeks prompt was ticket, I immediately envisioned a young woman saving her pennies to buy a train ticket and starting a new chapter in her life.

The piece measures 5"x7" was done on an upcycled piece of cardboard. I dug deep into my stash of ephemera and included a handwritten envelope from 1913, a page from an old ledger dated 1886, a few stamps and an old train ticket. Then I transferred an image of a train station over the initial collage and added some black watercolor crayon around the transfer. Finally I stamped the words "headed west" on a piece of coffee-stained fabric and attached it to the bottom.

Visit the melange blog for the weekly prompt, then create a mixed media piece and link to your piece in the blog comments. Anyone is invited to participate, you don't need to be a melange team member.

~Alisa

16 comments:

Kathy said...

Love your piece Alisa~ It is beautiful... I see I have missed a lot on your blog, I will have to come home from waork tonight and visit, the photo shop stuff looks go great!

Persimmons Gal said...

Love all the layers in this piece Alisa! Great job on the first melange challenge!!! ♥

whyte said...

Alisa, I absolutely adore this piece. Sometimes you can't explain how a piece just feels like one's self, so I'll just leave it that... this just feels like me!

Flor Larios Art said...

I absulutely enjoyed your blog...it is beautiful!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Oh my....absolutely perfect !!!!

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Your picture that you used just brings up so many thoughts. It could not have been more perfect. Very soulful, very beautiful.

PCarriker said...

This is just beautiful Alisa! It's simple color pallete pulls you right in. Excellent job!

Renée Gandy said...

I love this piece..I have a special interest in image transfers and this one works so well. alos enjoyed your photos of your family and the old school yard.

Lucy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Alisa--you can go in just about any direction and it all comes out beautifully!

Loudlife said...

Alisa, this is wonderful!

The Decorated House, Donna Courtney said...

Hi Alisa~
So nice to visit your blog and get to know you better.

Your art turned out beautifully! Love the nostalgic feeling of it.
Donna

Linda Hardy said...

I love the train theme, all your layers are just luscious! Great job :)

ArtSnark said...

Absolutely love this piece - has such a wonderful time machine feel

Chrisy said...

That transfer effect is wonderful...and the use of cardboard as base...inspiring!

Lynn said...

This is wonderful, I love how the gel transfer makes it look aged, you really captured the theme. Love it!

sarah said...

So well done! It love the handwriting behind the photo transfer, it reminds me of how everyone has their own personal stories, even if they are just strangers in a crowd