May 09, 2015

Blanche’s Memories – A Mixed Media Collage

When I sorted through my collection of photos and postcards last week, I came across a picture of a woman in a garden. I hadn’t planned to make a collage at this time, but the image inspired me to create one right away.

Blanche's Memories - Mixed Media Collage by Vintage with Laces

Blanche's Memories Detail - Mixed Media Collage by Vintage with Laces

I imagine the lady's name was Blanche and she was a teacher. Poor Blanche doesn’t look very happy, does she? Maybe she was paying a duty call to aunt Ada who happened to be her least favorite relative.

Blanche's Memories - A Mixed Media Collage by Vintage with Laces 

In her spare time, Blanche enjoyed meeting with her friends to play cards, domino or lotto which was later called bingo. She loved to be outdoors and always picked up some flowers to dry between the pages of an heavy old book. The coin purse had been a gift from her mother on her 10th birthday.

Blanche's Memories - Mixed Media Collage by Vintage with Laces

Blanche's Memories - Mixed Media Collage Detail by Vintage with Laces

Blanche's Memories - Mixed Media Collage Detail by Vintage with Laces

I used encaustic wax on most of the papers and also to adhere the laces and some other details. An old book cover served as background.
Have a happy weekend :) !

Blanche’s Memories will attend these parties:

Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice
Vintage Inspiration Party at Knick of Time