Monday, April 02, 2007

rosie the riveter ab page

this altered book page was done in a "topics round robin" and this book's topic was "special women in history". i chose rosie the riveter because "she" is one of my daughter's favorite characters.
the idea that a woman (or a group of women) could make so much of an impact on american culture as those women who stepped up and filled the workforce while american men were off at war == totally amazing.
two pages on the right were glued/rivited together to allow the bottom of one to fold up and make the pocket to hold the tag. then the pages were painted yellow for the background and dabbed red, using a piece of wadded up plastic cling wrap dipped in the red paint. nice thing about this painting tool is that there is no clean-up. just use and throw away!
the picture of rosie was printed out on photo paper on my home printer, cut out to just the image of rosie w/ no background from the poster, and then glued in place. after the glue was dry, i finished the page by coating it w/ future floor wax.
the tag was printed out on red cardstock and tied off w/ colorful yarn through a hole punched in the end. the information on the card was the basic history of rosie's character and how her image was designed.
i liked this design so much when i was making this one that i went ahead and made all the things needed to make my own page just like it -- i just haven't assembled it yet! some day, when i have time to play w/ those things again, i'll get back to it!


Blogger Africantapestry said...

Wow, you do amazing projects, using cling film and card and color and cut -outs ...just like your previous works and the wizard of Oz, this one if really great!
Such originality!
Well done.

Mon Apr 02, 05:28:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Warren Bunch said...

Go Rosie!!!!

Tue Apr 03, 08:18:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your art. It is so inspiring and creative. I always look forward to your posted links.

Wed Apr 04, 03:58:00 PM CDT  

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