Saturday, July 19, 2014

Painted Industrial

The CC3C fun continues with the latest challenge, Painted Industrial, found on page 46 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book.  It's still not too late to buy the book here and play along!
I know, I know what you're thinking....Susan, didn't you get the challenges confused?  We did the Altered Burlap panel last challenge!  Well....when I thought of Painted Industrial, I immediately thought of my grandmother who was a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII at the Boeing plant in Seattle, Washington.  What could be better to use than Tim's Riveted Metal Texture Fade and what better way to tell a story than on a burlap panel?!  I love it!

Grandma was one of many women who went to work at the Boeing factory building planes for the war effort while the men were overseas fighting.  It was a doubly hard time for her as her oldest son was a pilot in the war and she worried about him a great deal.  The work not only gave her satisfaction but helped get her mind off the constant worry regarding my uncle's safety.

My Grandpa also worked at the factory, taking the night shift so that my mother was not left alone at home.

I started this panel by adhering two of my finished painted metal pieces to the burlap panel.  I then added some small pieces of red cardstock in the corners to pick up some of the red in the Rosie the Riveter poster I found and downloaded online.

I adhered the printed and reduced size poster over the top of the metal.  I then cut a slightly larger red circle for a mat for Tim's ephemera clock and added several ideology pieces to the top, including a clock, small gear and game spinners.

I reduced in size a photo of my grandmother and matted it with a small piece of dark blue cardstock and then framed it with another piece of metal.  The word "documented" from Tim's Alpha Parts was painted white with Picket Fence white Distress Paint and the whole thing adhered to a piece of red cardstock behind it.  I finished the lower left section by adding some gears.

To finish the top right section of the panel, I enlarged a stamped airplane from B Line Designs.  It's not quite the same as the ones Grandma was building, but with the addition of some small propellers I made, it is closer.  I added another gear and  then added the year "1943" using Tim's Deco Type Industrious Stickers on a piece of navy blue cardstock and adhered all to the right upper corner.
Now I can display this panel dedicted to my grandmother in the same room as that of my grandfather. See what fun you can have by combining different techniques from the book?!

Once again here is the finished panel.
Get Tim's book out and get started!  This week's sponsor is Inspiration Emporium.  They have a $50.00 gift certificate just waiting for a randomly chosen winner.  Tim and Mario's prize package is another fabulous one as always, so what are you waiting for?  If you are not sure about all the rules, head on over to Linda Ledbetter's CC3C site for all the details.  Remember not to reveal the secret of the technique!

Happy crafting
Susan

79 comments :

  1. I adored your panel from the previous challenge and this one is just as awesome. I'm sure they make a great display together! Love that you're honoring your grandparents in this special way; you are very talented!

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  2. This is amazing, and I love the story behind it. Great use of this technique to honor your grandmother.

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  4. Brilliant, love these women with attitude - really cool,

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  5. Sorry that went before I had finished !! I wanted to say that I love it that you used the burlap again, I think it goes well with the contrast of the metal.

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  6. Susan, what a fantastic piece of art. I love that it's linked to your family history, your grandmother would be so proud of this. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

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  7. What a wonderful tribute to your GRANDPARENTS.. I love it... great thinking... I love the 'ROSIE' theme... since I was born in 44... know the era well... well sort of ... seems like only yesterday... LOL... anyway... a beautiful piece... and something that will hopefully be handed down to other generations... Love, Light and Peace...

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  8. Love that your grandma was a 'Rosie'! She must have some wonderful stories to share...don't forget to get them down in writing for posterity.

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  9. What an awesome tribute to your Grandma! You and Cheryl have me teary this morning! I love this, and all the thoughts and images swimming through my head about what she went through. Your background is wonderful!!! Just a beautiful piece!

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  10. What a wonderful canvas and a nice tribute to your grandmother. Just beautiful!

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  11. Awesome. Another "family" collage! It makes me think I should to one for my mother who has a birthday in September...

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  12. I love this awesome tribute to your grandmother, Susan. How interesting! And I love the mixture of the textures (metal and burlap).

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  13. Very nice tribute to your grandmother. Well done.

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  14. You are so right, the burlap panel is a perfect backdrop for Rosie the Riveter - what a fabulous poster. We have such a lot to thank our families who worked so hard in the war effort, my Mum made cigarettes in a factory in Scotland for the troops. Your panel is a fabulous tribute to your Mum and all the other women (and men) who worked so hard. Anne x

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  15. Fabulous tribute to your grandma.

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  16. I love the awesome way you celebrate your family! Your combination of techniques is amazing ... YEAH we Can DO IT !!!

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  17. Susan very beautiful story of your grandma and the way you dedicated this burlap to her

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  18. Great story and burlap creation - I am fascinated by women in aviation history and always enjoy hearing about their wonderful contributions to our past.

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  19. What an awesome tribute to your Grandma! And her photo is perfect to go with Rosie!! Wonderful Susan!

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  20. What a fab technique to compliment what your Grandmother and others like her accomplished in the war years. Lovely tribute piece.

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  21. Now this is just down right awesome! I love how you are creating pieces that mean something to your family and that are also 'telling a story'. But not only that so artsy as well! Double bonus! Love your canvas...Now I want to see them sitting side by side, wink.

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  22. I love the story you are telling here, perfect :)

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  23. Amazing project, love the story of your Granny, and the way you added her photo to it!

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  24. Not only a fabulous piece of art, but personal and precious too, I love it x

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  25. What a nostalgic piece of artwork. I love how it holds a story as well! Fantastic!

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  26. I just love this poster - and how wonderful that your grandmother was actually one of the 'riviters!" I bet you heard some wonderful stories from her - the burlap frame IS the perfect backdrop for your industrialized metal project!

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  27. Susan, this canvas dedicated to your grandmother is awesome! Now you need to hang grandma and grandpa's beautifully done canvases next to each other in a special place in your house! This canvas using Tim's riveted Texture Fade in the background is perfect for this piece! I love your mix of the "1943" metal numbers and the Rosie the Riveter image in your collage of metal goodness. This is absolutely darling! <3 Candy

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  28. I love the story or you Grandma and Grandpa...I hope your Uncle came through unscathed. You are right to be proud of their service and these memorial pieces are inspired!

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  29. What a great way to preserve family memories and to make a very personal piece of art work. Really like this.

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  30. What a lovely tribute to your Grandma! I love your painted industrial altered burlap panel and your mix of embellishments! Wonderful family keepsake and thank you for sharing a little history with us. Enjoy!

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  31. Perfect embossing folder for the background. It is wonderful that you captured your Grandmother's contribution to the war effort not only in your artwork but also your story. Your burlap panel is wonderful. Love the textures and all of the elements. The 1943 in foil and the propellers are the perfect touch. So inspiring.

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  32. What a truly inspirational piece and so cool it'''s about your grandmother.

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  33. I love those images from the forties. What a wonderful piece to remember your grandmother's contribution.

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  34. Perfect project for this technique! I just love the theme. What a great way to remember your grandmother.

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  35. Too cute ! That is the prefect background for the picture .. awesome !!!

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  36. I am sure your grandmother would love it, as do I, what an amazing job you have made of this!

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  37. What a beautiful story behind your project, awesome burlap panel!!

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  38. I love how you used the folder to mimic what she did in the factory. This is a fabulous piece to display in her honour and memory. You totally ROCKED this.

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  39. Awesome grandmother and cool project! Love the theme and industrial on burlap! I am so appreciative of those who served at a time when they were needed! Great legacy!

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  40. What a lovely tribute,really thoughtful as well as beautiful piece of art
    Hugs
    Donna x

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  41. This is a great tribute to your Grandmother. The technique is perfect for her story!

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  42. This is a great and thoughtful piece. Love the story.

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  43. OMG Susan! This is such a special family tribute and memento of your Grandma's story! It's lovely and a perfect way to showcase the Painted Industrial technique--the riveted background is so perfect for this--it's part of your Grandma's backstory! Thanks for the inspiring creation and story! XOXO-Shari T.

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  44. We can do it and we will, cover anything in painted industrial. Great picture, it works beautifully for Rosie.

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  45. Incredible interpretation of this technique! I'm speechless!! I love so much your burlap panel with the metal background! Fabulous! BArbarayaya

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  46. What a lovely piece of history all made into a work of art.

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  47. Stunning piece and what a great tribute to your grandma! And why not use another burlap panel! Hugs, Sandra

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  48. I have always loved the "Rosie" symbol but it means more now with your grandmas story. What a nice way to memorialize her work

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  49. Bold and fabulous! Love it. Nikki x

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  50. great story behind your creation....it shows power just like you wanted i think!

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  51. This is the Rosie week...yours of Rosie the Riveter, and Linda Ledbetter's Rosie the Robot!

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  52. this is great! I love that it remembers your grandmother's war efforts.

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  53. Such a great piece honoring your Grandma. The metal is the perfect touch to use with your theme - such a great example of the technique.

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  54. With so many anniversaries coming recently (and to come) this is such a well timed and fitting tribute to the contribution of women during the wars. Love how you've made it so personal. Jenny x

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  55. The riveted background is perfect for your wonderful project, and yes, the burlap panel was the perfect layout for the story.

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  56. I have always loved that poster, painted industrial pairs perfectly with it.

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  57. Right back to the 1940's an era I am fascinated with, its just inspiring xx

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  58. Yes you are right to choose the burlap panel to tell the story of your grandma, it works beautifully with the riveted painted Industrial panel love the picture and the photo of your Gran' great work x

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  59. So cool! Awesome your mom was a Rosie!!

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  60. this is a fabulous panel Susan - love it to bits - and a great memory too! Hugs rachel xx

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  61. Your fab little canvas has made me smile! :) ..Super details...You've rocked the painted industrial technique Susan!! x

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  62. What a cool way to show off your Mum! This is fantastic.
    Jess

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  63. awesome creation!! fabulous!! =)

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  64. Rosie the Riveter is a fave graphic of mine and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. Fab altered burlap canvas Cheryl!

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  65. I said Cheryl and I meant Susan, so sorry!

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  66. Love everything about this: the story, history, so beautiful! Wonderful work!

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  67. I love this tribute, it is so touching and simply perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

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  68. This is a wonderful way to showcase your grandmother's contributions Susan! You really nailed the look!

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  69. This is so great love all the layers and details.

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  70. Great seeing the attitude on your fabulous background

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  71. Great panel - love how it relates to your grandmother!

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  72. Rosie Riveter!!! I love this theme and your texture fade is perfect.....Love it.

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  73. Wonderful project honouring your Grandmother, thanks for sharing.

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  74. This is perfect for the industrial paint technique. What a great way to pay tribute to your grandmother. I Love it! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  75. I absolutely love your panel....what a great tribute to your Grandmother! A great way to highlight the painted industrial technique.

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  76. Your burlap panel is perfect! I love the ephemera you've used and the technique looks awesome. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  77. I love your tribute to your Grand Mother and History all rolled into your art. Fabulous x

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  78. Love your quirky design. The images are fantastic and look fabulous set against the background. Tracy x

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