Sunday, January 20, 2008

ANOTHER HEIRLOOM POCKETBOOK


This purse has a photo of my grandmother, my mother (seated) and my Aunt Stella. I think my mother must be holding a cousin, but no one left in my family knows who he is. I put the background together from a collage of various scrapbook papers, ink (Ranger sepia) and Golden pearl mica flakes. I also used rub-ons for the first time. You can use the rub-ons directly onto the leather of the bag, but only if you cover it with a thick layer of Golden Gel Medium so that they don't rub off the purse. Do this very neatly or you will get unsightly spots on leather this dark. The opposite side of the purse has a picture of strangers I bought in an antique store. I kind of like combining family photos with photos of strangers on the same bag. Its like a little extra surprise every time you see the family/friend's face on your bag. I'm sorry I don't have a pic of the opposite side on this computer to show you. I seldom pick a handbag that has hardware on the side of the bag because it interferes with the collage and you have to work around it. This bag was such a nice thick navy leather and is actually lined with a thick suede leather - I just couldn't resist restoring it. This bag will still be going strong for another 60 years!

4 comments:

tangled stitch said...

What a lovely bag! I love that you used pictures of your family to adorn it. Very lovely

LivingTheLife said...

Just wanted to stop by and Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I enjoyed doing the 52 things I love about my lovin' hubbin...he makes it so easy. I have had several people tell me they cried...you should have seen my husband when he read it yesterday...he was so choked up...I had no idea it would make him cry...but I do think one of the things I should have included is he is a sensitive fella.

Thanks for stopping by...I'll be checking in with you from time to time...

Blessings...
Teresa

Rosemary said...

Nice to meet you Trish!! You have such a nice blog too! You are so very talented. I am so impressed with your work.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the nice comments.
Visit again soon,
Rosemary

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