Friday, May 24, 2013

Inspiration Ave Retro 50's and 60's/Paint Party Friday

Good morning,
I have felt really lousy lately, I am on disability for degenerative joint disease. My arthritis is really painful, I am getting numb in my shoulder which I am assuming is from the bad places in my neck. But time goes on and I don't want to give up my art works.
The one I have posted here is for Inspiration Ave and Paint Party Friday. The page was fun to do. I started by gluing a whimsical flower scrap book page into my journal, then I white-washed over that page to tone down the colors. After that I used distressed ink pad to stamp paisley designs over the page. I also stenciled a wallpaper design from the 60's. I let everything dry before beginning to glue my collage cut out of items from those eras. I also added some retro buttons. The lettering are varieties of sticker lettering. Then to finish off as typical I sprayed with glossy Mod-Podge. Well that is all for now I am working on other challenges to post shortly. Have a great weekend.


  1. What a fun collage, I love seeing all these images from the fifties and sixties.
    I hope you are feeling a bit better!

  2. I love seeing these images too! They really take me back...almost to Mayberry. Thank you for sharing with us and I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Great collage work great little details bring back many memories.