November 2019 - Chain of generations - by Riikka Kovasin

I guess it was the color, rust, that pushed me to think about metal and chain. From there the inspiration took a curve towards invisible chains of people, generations and families. Probably just passed Day of the Dead had its part in my thoughts.

I adore vintage photos and the Photobooth sticker album. While I usually try to save these treasures, this time I wanted to do things a bit differently and used the stickers as my background. I chose the photos randomly and added them to my background in various directions. They run from edge to edge, a never-ending line of family members.

Then on top came the rust. I used the Rust Paste set to kind of set a base for the composition and layers coming on top. I smeared the paste to the center and added some splashes to carry the color across the pages. I also used a rust colored ink and added some hints of flowers to the background using “Passiflora” stencil. I carried the color also to the embellishments and added some rusty gears in there.

As the theme was also recycling, I used a lot of recycled or found items. In the background where I added the photo stickers, I also used the leftover frames to add interest and texture. All the layers behind the photo are repurposed or recycled. There’s a brown paper bag from a shop, a clothes tag, another shop tag, tea bag wrapper and a piece of postcard. The ribbon is something I’ve inherited from my grandmother – another link to the chain of generations theme.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely November!

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Art Daily Vintage Photobooth sticker album
Art Daily Sentiments sticker album

Art Extravaganza Rust Paste set
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Finnabair Passiflora stencil

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