I had a variety of bits and bobs and time pieces on my desk since January and the pocket watch Tim Holtz used in his January tag. And now with the new Vintage Journey Anything Tim challenge I thought I might see if I could get them to play nicely...the final addition was Uncle Frank...a newly Found Relative.
It started with a burlap panel, a piece of cardboard and a collage of Industrial papers from Tim Holtz and some white acrylic paint I applied with a brayer. Next I used a foam stamp made from die cut gears applied in grey and desert sand pinks. Then I started playing!!
The lace was cut from a thrift store find, stiffened and colored with paint and matte medium. I imagined it belonged to Uncle Frank's long lost love...a remanent he some how managed to keep through the years. The rusty mesh and a key were found in his rooms. I think Uncle Frank lived at No. 109 and was actually part of a secret society...I imagine the flying heart was their symbol.
I knew he was a Mariner when I found his watch...encrusted from years under the sea....but brass at it's core. Unfortunately, the case fare as well.
Uncle Frank, and the few remaining pieces of his life are now hanging in the Fun Room, as a reminder of journeys from all ago.