Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Make New Friends

 

 Today I am joining Valerie, who is hosting Art Journal Journey this month with her Heavy Metal theme.

I'm working in my new watercolor paper altered art journal.  I'm focusing on silver and gold today.

I'm using the old adage: Make new friends, but keep the old.
 
One is silver, the other gold.

I'd love to make friends with this lovely vintage lady.

The focal image began as part of an old cardboard box that originally held a lady's hat.  It was quite old and deteriorating, so I cut the image into an oval so it would fit on the page in my large watercolor paper journal.  When I adhered the image to the page using a strong glue stick, it was a bit off center.  When I moved it, part of the back didn't come off the page.  I didn't dare try to adjust it a third time.  I computer generated the sentiment, then used a silver Krylon pen to add silver and a brush to add gold fluid acrylic to the words.
 
Thanks so incredibly much for visiting today.   I hope to also see you at Art Journal Journey


19 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

Clever, beautiful and very true.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful image and I love the way you used the silver and gold - perfect 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a lovely page, my Great Auntie always used that quote! Thanks for another entry for my heavy metal challenge! Hugs, Valerie

Sami said...

Very pretty image Elizabeth and a good quote too of course :) I find it's not easy to make friends nowadays.

Laurie said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Divers and Sundry said...

Brownies! I learned that song in Brownies :) Fond memories.

ElizabethR said...

I agree with Divers and Sundry, text reminds me of Brownies! Picture reminds me of the Betsy-Tacy book series by Maud Hart Lovelace

DVArtist said...

Wow this is so elegant. I really love this.

Sandra Cox said...

How beautiful! I love this journal piece.
Stay safe. Be well, dear Elizabeth.

CJ Kennedy said...

So lovely. Now I have an earworm because I learned that round in Girl Scouts 😺

Elkes Lebensglück said...

What an impressive, beautiful journal page with the slogan. It's great how you designed it. Your idea is so great!
Hug Elke

My name is Erika. said...

Nice take on the challenge. I hadn't even thought of that quote, but now that you mention it, I know that quote. It is perfect for this challenge! I like how you created your page with it. Hope you had a nice day. It felt like spring here for a day. Hugs-Erika

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, beautiful! I didn´t know that quote, this is perfect and so beautiful!

Rita said...

Oh, I haven't heard that saying in such a long time. Very pretty lady, too. :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a an elegant lady but best of all is that you have used one of my Mum's favourite quotes. It took me a while to understand what she meant! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

I've always liked that quote. It is perfect with that graphic!

craftytrog said...

A great sentiment and a beautiful image! xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I like that vintage lady, and the quote is good too.

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