Tuesday, 9 June 2009

A Love for Lace

I have trimming boxes packed with old and new lace trim which I have collected over the years and I adore using it in my collage work, I think it really brings some of my work to life and adds a sense of realism to my art.

I find it very satisfying using vintage lace on these vintage images, it's as if it's meant to be. The lace itself is so delicate and it transfers this delicate feel to my art, in particular the piece above entitled "All Love is Sweet".

It can be pretty fiddly trying to trim delicate pieces of lace into a shape that you require for a particular piece of art, but perseverance is the key and it's well worth it for the wonderful finished results.
So Ladies (and Gents) the moral of this post..... "Love Your Lace" lol!! x


Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

Hand across my heart "I Love my lace" "I promise to look after it and use it with care"!!

Lovely work as always. xxx

ramsam said...

I love how much just a tiny little scrap can add. And please tell me where to find some irredescent wings like those!

whymsicalmusings said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! The lace is just stunning on these Mandy.

Thank you for the smile in my inbox today.


Ann said...

absolutely lovely!!!

Juls~ said...

How sweet and true! Love the vintage ladies and lace!


Bella Dreams said...

Thank you for stopping by! I think that is just about the nicest compliment that I could have received. Your blog is wonderful and I have stopped by several times to admire your art.

Tracey said...

oh my you are very talented ohhh i so love your work you are very magical

MaygreenFairies said...

Thank you so much ladies for all your wonderful comments, it's so wonderful to meet you all and to see returning readers to my blog, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs, Mandy x