Friday, June 13, 2008

Update on my Altered art Piece Marriage to Divorce by Melanee Herrera

I know everyone is having a wonderful Summer and aren`t on the computer, but I`ll keep posting in case someone is still around. I just got my groove back and I want to play!

Here`s the update of my marriage/ house piece. I have a friend who is going through a divorce, and this is what I made from listening to them.
I didn`t know if I should stop where I had it yesterday, I didn`t think it looked that bad the way it was, but it didn`t have the message I had in my head. Since I`m not making it for anyone, I don`t have to have it have a certain look, it will just become what it will become.

I white washed the front so I could still see that it was a house, I wanted it to be a faded out image of a house, a faded likeness. I added this saying, because this is what this person ,who is getting a divorce, needs to understand but is so caught up in their misery and anger right now. I washed out the things inside too, a life no longer a reality. I printed the saying and I used a product called Mod Podge Matte, it`s thicker than the regular and not shiny. I white washed the clock face and painted a break down the heart. The butterfly is clip art colored with pencils and I adhered it to card stock and sealed with Mod Podge on both sides to give it some stiffness.

I feel like it needs some more, the front is so white, but I don`t want to cover up the windows and door. I tried stamping some designs but they didn`t work right on that bumpy surface. Might change that C in the corner too. Melanee


Louise said...

I like it the way it is.
Antiquing it makes it look like it's been around for a long time.

fiddlestixstudios said...

Wow,Melanee!This piece is fantastic!You should definitely do more!