Friday, September 2, 2016

A Second Look on the 2nd

 The 2nd of September!! YIKES! Do you realize there are only 4 more months of 2016?? Scary huh?  Being that it is the 2nd day of the month it is time to link up with Elizabeth....The Altered Book Lover and take a look back.....for a second look.
This month I went back to 2010 to share this post:


Sunday, September 5, 2010

GC69: Chestnut Theme Challenge: Ancient Ages

Ancient ages always brings to mind ( or mine anyway) the great Roman and Greek architecture. ( could be all that art history I took in school) And since the outer walls of the Roman Coliseum is made of travertine, that is what I chose for my background, or backstone (ooooh, booo! hiissss!)
I know that's bad, bad! I used 3 different sizes of travertine tiles, they total 6" high and 8" wide. I got to get out some of my favorite stamps for this project. They are from Beeswax, Frantic Stamper, Uptown Designs and MJ Barber. I did a few images then scrapped acrylic paint (from the tube type) over them, then stamped more images. When everything was pretty well set I used Tom Holtz Vintage Photo ink and aged the edges of each tile. They are mounted on a picture frame I had been meaning to throw away. Instead I painted the frame and hot glued the tiles to it, now it sits on a small easel here in my over crowded craft room. ;)
This particular piece of art is now only a memory on my blog.  I had moved it to the spare bedroom and was cleaning, knocked it over and broke it!  The tile made the front of the frame very front heavy, even though I had it on an easel. 
Hope you can join us over at Elizabeth's blog for second looks at some very interesting art.....Why not join in the fun, while your there??
Inky Hugs


  1. This goes so nicely with the Back to School theme at Art Journal Journey. It's always so much fun to look back at ancient history, and your interpretation of it via the tiles is wonderful. Too bad it's now a memory, but at least you were able to save it for everyone to enjoy in the end. Thanks for sharing this with us for your second look this month.

  2. Don't remind me that the year is nearly over! Time flies. Love what you are sharing today. Have a fantastic day, hugs, Valerie

  3. This is a stunning piece of work Krisha. What beautiful stamps you used. How sad that it is now just a memory. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

  4. A beautiful second look! What a unique piece! I'm sorry it broke.

  5. I really like the idea of decorating the tiles. I had no idea. I think you should do this again. Do it and post a tutorial (grin).

  6. Oh Yes! The year is whizzing by! Sorry to be late – we had so little time with a connection while we were away! What shame that you no longer have this fabulous project! Hugs, Chrisx