24 May 2007

Follies Revue

This is one of four ATCs I made for a swap titled "Try Something New."

In an earlier post I mentioned a way to create a background from torn pieces of vintage papers mentioned in Bernie Berlin's book called "inky layers." Since I only tried it once, this was my choice to try something new!

Items used were torn from a 1903 almanac, a childrens book from 1930 called "whys and wherefores", a small 1931 brochure "Songs of the Campus" and some vintage advertising that I printed from a collage CD. I used Modge Podge both over AND under each piece.

Next I covered it with acrylic paint mixed with clear glaze (yellow for this card. green, turquoise and copper for the next three) followed by some dragging of a purple cat eye ink pad. Then I layered my final image and words from a Luna Girl collage CD and sealed with 1-2 more layers of my decopage glue.

I will post the other three cards, using the same method, shortly. Please try this....it couldn't be easier and I know you will LOVE the results!

A little history on the title of the card...
"Follies" - Used here, comes from The Ziegfeld Follies which were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931 and were inspired by the Folies Bergeres of Paris.
"Revue" - A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches. Revues enjoyed great success on Broadway from the World War I years until the Great Depression, when the stock market crashed. George Lederer's The Passing Show (1894) is usually held to be the first successful American "review." The English spelling was used until 1907 when Florenz Ziegfeld popularized the French spelling (revue).


Gisele said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog & I LOVE all these latest ATC's Vicki, especially Merletto da Roma, the colour palette & texture is gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Looks good. ;)

ute said...

thanks for your comments in my blog, but where is your desktop?

this artwork is so wonderful,
I like the colors

carylsrealm said...

Ooooohh! I love this!