Phewee, I just scraped in with
theme this week,
You remember the HUGE stack of postcards
I bought from Oxfam last week?
Well, amongst them was this postcard
of a very solemn lace making lady.
She was begging to be made into a tag.
I cut the postcard into a tag shape
and painted around the outside of the lady
with my very ancient
Actually, that's not entirely true.
I started to paint using the H20's
but the old postcard sucked up the paint
like a sponge in water
so I had to paint the surface with
clear gesso to seal it.
THEN, I painted round the lady with
the Twinkling H20's!
I lightly tinted her face and hands with chalk.
I stamped curling leaves randomly
around her and edged the tag with
gold acrylic dabber.
I found the
'Lace, and how to put it on'
in an old needlework book.
It seemed appropriate because
the lacy lady looks like she's advising
us on how we should wear our lace.
amongst the postcards was this one
of lace workers in Gozo, Malta.
There is no date visible on the card.
I wonder how old the child is
at the front of the picture?
Thank you for looking!