Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Old Fashioned

The Three Muses Challenge this week is “Old Fashioned”.  My entry is an altered cabinet card titled “Miss Prim”.  She of course has all kinds of rules that a woman must follow.

  • Do not scrape your plate
  • Set the table as beautifully as possible
  • The husband should always find the wife fresh, beautiful, sweet as a flower
  • Never scratch your head, pick your teeth, or clean your nails in public
  • Do not be in haste; compose yourself
  • Loud thumping with canes and umbrellas, in demonstration of applause is decidedly rude.
 The card is coated with wax.  I pressed a stamp in the corners while the wax was hot and added alcohol ink to give it more dimension.  Below is the card before altering.


indybev said...

Ah, she had such dignity.....until your wicked sense of humor took over. Great fun! Enjoyed reading her "instructions"! Nicely done.

missy k said...

What a wonderfully witty piece.

I loved reading the 'do's and don'ts!'


WrightStuff said...

Woo, you wouldn't want to mess with that lady! I bet she had her husband well under control!

Janine said...

Miss Prim is phantastic.
I am truely a fan of her and of her good advice ;0)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love it! What a fabulous presentation for this theme. Loved reading all the "proper" rules of etiquette by Miss Prim!

Sadie said...

Hahahaha Love it! Good maners are very important. Though a good sense of humor even more! Perfect piece.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful altered card, love the glasses and the chain.

Pat said...

Ohhhhhhhhh!! I have forgotten how good manners are important!! A very "digne" character for your illustration but a so beautiful and delicate work!
Love it

"MOI" Freubel said...

Yep, indeed such a UNIQUE entry Laura !!
I take a bow for your detailed work and i loved reading your post !! LOL

Martina2801 said...

Your work is oustanding, Laura!!! What a unique style you have. I love it!!!!

April said...

A challenging lady to be sure! Love what you did, especially the stamped corners.

deb said...

OMG i had a dozen teachers just like her! This one made me laugh! Hoe clever and creative!

Ren said...

I love your use of wax and I'm going to have to try it myself. What kind of wax are you using?