Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow Me on Twitter and Save an Additional 5%

Follow me on Twitter and save an additional 5% on top of my standard Twitter discount of 15%.* Just message me after following and I'll give you the coupon code for 20%. Also I follow back!

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*Additional savings is valid for the entire month of March, and is good for anything in my Etsy shop including vintage items and OOAK art.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Comic Book Art

I love the old comic books made for girls like Teen-Age Love. They have amazing graphics, especially on the covers, and always include a soap opera story inside. Although some of them are collectible, many of the lower grade quality comics are considered useless. I find a new life for them by cutting the already damaged pages up into pieces for my collage or mixed media art.

Paired with other vintage elements, such as pages from 1950s magazines, and fun phrases, these comic book images come to life as greeting cards and collage art. You can see my growing collection of original OOAK prints here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fairy Mixed Media Art Diorama

As a kid I always loved making dioramas for school projects. I remember making one in particular that depicted the Boston Tea party. After I made the ship, I made paper cones, coated them in glue and covered them in tea from teabags. I then attached them to people on the ship so it looked like they were pouring the tea into the sea. When I took it to school the teacher didn't believe I made it myself - she insisted my mother helped me!

I still enjoy making dioramas today, and this one features a bunch of vintage images from The Graphics Fairy. I love the shape of this tin - a sort of elongated oval. I added moss, bark, beads, fabric flowers and magnetic letters. You can see more details about the item in my Etsy listing, here. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Vintage Grass Seed Sack - Featured Item

Ada Potata recently blogged about a collection of vintage finds inspired by Country Living magazine. Her choices are all perfect for the upcoming Spring season and includes a everything from a shabby garden box to an old apple picking tool. Ada also features one of my own vintage items, a grass seed sack.

See the rest of her country vintage collection here or read more about my grass seed sack by visiting my shop, here.