First of all congrats to the Artist Trading Post Exchange team. Fabulous designers and exciting times to come.
I am thrilled to enter the first ever challenge.
I started with a piece of heavy board and brayered the Paper Artsy frescos Yellow Sub, Space Cadet and Choc Pud. Next I added some crackle glaze and brayered the same colours on top. I got some crackle but decided to sand back and scratch the surface to create an aged effect.
I must admit that planning is not my forte and I had no idea where I was going! I added some white script and a little brick wall using coffee archival and PING, the lightbulb moment.
A few weeks ago I accidentally came across some graffiti on a wall close to where I lived as a child and staring back at me was my brothers name and date, scratched in over 50 years ago. It unsettled me a bit and then I was just pleased to have that moment with him, he died 10 years ago.
So I then selected some stamps that reminded me of our childhood together and stamped them onto shrink plastic.(Julie Ann Lee did a shrink plastic piece of work last week which inspired me.)
I painted the backs of them and assembled them together with some chain and a few buttons.
I found a stamp which reminded me of him and added it to the background.
I miss him but have very happy memories.