Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Queenly Collage

This collage was created for the queen in all of us! Now available for sale at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/OldElements

Again the base of the piece was a RibbonSmyth vintage fusible image fused on top of ivory damask. Lace pieces were layered around the image. None of the collages feature machine stitching. I think the stitches detract from the beauty of the lace. The bottom lace piece features a glass Czech gold button. French metal medallions and a French pearl, rest over lace bits on the side. In the top left corner I've added a small gold glass Czech button and a 1950's Japanese mother of pearl "deco" sew-on. At the puce (flea market) in Paris, there was one vendor that had a tent full of embellishments, beads, purse frames, everything to set a girl's heart aflutter...vintage heaven! You purchased a "goblet" (tea cup) of embellishments and paid by the goblet, which was 8 euro per goblet. I hope she still has her stand at the market.

4 comments:

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Bobbi said...

This piece is so stunning and very elegant! I would love to own a piece like this! Just gorgeous!

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Wanda, thank you! These collages are fun to create!

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Bobbi, thank you! It's a great exercise to just to work with lace. I do like the vintage images with women wearing crowns!