Saturday, August 17, 2019
World Fashion with the Australian Home Journal of 1938
For Robyn's theme of World Fashion, I've used an original page from the Australian Home Journal magazine, published in 1938. Amidst cries of 'oh no, you didn't' and 'why didn't you photocopy it' from my historical fashion loving Mum (retired dressmaker and designer), I cut up all the elements of the page including the children with their captions and mini-me pattern overviews. Its not like I've used a page from her collection (yes, she has this one and omg, no way, I'd never do that).
Besides, its beautiful paper, worth preserving in a wonderful art journal.
Torn and put back together using a matte medium gel. I then used some washi tape in similar tones... pink, green with roses and stripes - and all seems to suit a pjs theme well :)
Using the Ranger Ink Blending Tool (with round foams), I blending through 2 stencils from Tim Holtz, Lace and Flourish.
Using my trusty Tim Holtz Craft Pick (sharp pointy awl type tool), I poked a hole in the top of the machine, about where the eye would be.
I've wrapped a length of cotton quilters' thread around the spool, threaded it through the eye to the back, and laid it along a strip of glue down to the needle.
I love these illustrations, they remind me of the kids in Enid Blyton's stories like Famous Five and Enchanted Wood! Check out their little slippers, so adorable.
Thanks for reading! Hope it makes you smile too :)
Happy Creative Day!