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.