Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"We are Family"

I used a print of a photo from my family taken in 1944, writing scraps from vintage letters, tissue paper birds, paper daisies, and three Inchy Art blocks with "W" "E" and "Family." The exact title is "We R Family" and you have to search a bit for the "R."
I used gloss gel medium , heavy matte medium, Staz-On ink, acrylic paints, E6000 glue and images of an angel and dark texture. Four colors of acrylic paints are layered for the background.

After I gathered all my materials and wrote down my idea, then my new printer stopped printing, and I couldn't use any transfer method for the main photo. So I chose a print copy of a family photo instead and forged ahead, letting the ideas flow and the pieces come together. The quote on the side is: The family is one of nature's masterpieces - George Santayana. How true for both our families and our feathered friends.


  1. love that green! It almost seems to glow

  2. What a great theme and a great beginning! Love the symbolism with the tree and nest. You're into it and I think you are going to have a lot of fun creating with mixed media and collage!

  3. This is just lovely! You've created a real family treasure!

  4. You're in the tag swap! Thanks for joining in. Please send me your address, either email or convo it to me so I can send the tag blanks. Thanks! Carol