Tuesday, April 04, 2006
All Things Old and Antique
I find myself suddenly going through an all things brown, yellowed and "faux" antiqued. Seems like one would go through that in the fall. But, I'm falling in love with the antique look. I have discovered the color "burnt umber" as an acrylic paint "tool" to create an antique look. I read about it somewhere. Anyway, this color in a wash and rubbed off of your painted work, creates the antique look. So everything is getting the antique look this week-even my fingernails-yuk. Looks nasty. I am working on a board book called "Wild, Wild West". I intend to put pics and embellish it in the western style. I am thinking branding type stamps like they would use on the cows at the ranch, western fonts, spurs, cowboy hats, etc. But I want it to be mostly women in this book-cowgirls-saloon girls, home on the range girls. Heehee. So, I would like to invite you to send me your scanned photos of your sepia "faux" antique pictures of cowgirls, saloon girls etc like the one on the front. So many of you have them, I know. So please share. Help me with this book. Oh (hate to beg) but pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee send me your pics so I can complete this work. It won't get out of my head until I do. Help a fellow obsessive artist out!