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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.

13 comments:

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!'

Karen

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
Pat

"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?