Home…an altered tin
Tins are fun! Hmmmm…never thought I would say that! They are also a lot of work.
Sure they’re little, but you’ve got to come up with something to put on the outside, inside, around the edges…it’s work (but in a good way)! It’s also been a great way to use up some of those teeny tiny paper bits that I can’t seem to throw away…and a good way to accumulate more tiny bits.
Okay, now on to the “family”. Well…let me start with the frame. I picked this lovely frame up at a flea market last summer. It was perfect…literally crumbling into pieces. So I set it aside knowing that it would be perfect for some project down the line. Well, after I put a great deal of work into stabilizing the frame the perfect project materialized.
Family - 8"x10"
I created the background using various bits of paper ephemera then looked for the perfect family to hang on my wall. As I looked at countless images in search of the perfect family with good lighting (a mom, dad and two little girls of course), I found this perfect little group. We always tease my husband about being the only “boy” in the house…even our cats are females. So when I saw the father in this photo surrounded…and I do mean surrounded by a wife and 5 little girls, I knew they would be a perfect fit. So now when Dave looks at the finished piece hanging on the wall, he realizes that he could have it so much worse.