2/25/08

Mixed Media Monday

This week's theme: School I didn't add any embellishments of color or anything that would detract from the photo... I've used this photo sooooooooo many times that this time, I just wanted the kids and the simplicity of that. How many times can you "pink the cheeks" and think its cute? lol I was thinking maybe adding an old pencil.... like a handle at the top. I just need to set it aside and see what pops up. I used an old family photo from the year 1925. I color copied the image (a lot smaller, the original is 8 x 10) and ever so carefully cut out each row of children. I then, ever so carefully, glued them back together on top of another copy of the same exact photo. I glued small bits of black paper behind each child so that they will always appear to be "popping" out of the photo. I then surrounded the photo with raised edges, placed a glass top over that and then soldered the whole thing. (soldering is a lot harder than most people express! lol)
I love the whole concept of the photo under glass, and I'm thinking I am going to do this more often as it was/is fun~ Maybe my soldering will improve! lol

17 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

WOW WOW WOW! I love your eye-popping piece! Beautifully done. Bravo! Yes, make more!!

ZanyMayd said...

Love that Cheryl, That is really the coolest pic. idea.... Not that I have ever soldered (on my ever growing list) But, I have read in several places that you need to flux more, if the solder is Not flowing smoothly ~ Worth a Try.....
Keep Up Your Great Creations
Cheryl

Vickie said...

Love the photo! That is so nice the way it all pops!!

MammyT said...

You are inspiring me again. Stop it now, I've got enough to do. I love the way you handled the photo. Just beautiful.
Nancy

B said...

Love the way you did this photo. I totally love old photos like that anyhow, but the way you "framed" it makes it even more lovely! Your soldering looks pretty good to me, too. I used to do some many years ago on stained glass, but haven't done it in so long I would probably have to learn how all over again. You're doing great!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Cheryl, Your soldered art looks great! What a neat picture you were able to use!
*Heidi*

Stempelchaotin said...

Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh stunning. Wow this is so special. Love it.

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow, Cheryl! This is gorgeous! Diane

barnie said...

Oh, how fantastic is it ?! Wonderful.

Simple Journeys said...

Awesome! Spectacular! Great piece!

Gillian said...

Wow ....... cool piece of work, love how you made this image pop, fantastic work!

Alisha Fredrickson said...

I love this. The 3-D effect is wonderful. Love the soldering too!.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh how I love this!! I just made a little "oh" sound when I saw it. Beautifully finished in an understated way that just suits the photo. I just want to be able to see it in person!!

AztecMichelle said...

Well done! A truly "mixed media" creation!
Michelle Brown
Melbourne Australia
http://aztecmichelle.wordpress.com/

The Tattered Rose said...

I love the technique you used to make the pic 3-D. Very smart!

Susan said...

My first thought was WOW. I love the "3-D" effect. Wonderful!

Judy said...

That is so cool. I like it.