Wednesday, 27 February 2013

PAPERBOY

Amazing vintage photographs of "newsies" were used as the inspiration for Artistic Outpost's newest release, PAPERBOY.
 



This collection features iconic newsboys and girls from the early 1900's when children hocked the latest news on the street corners of America's busiest cities. Also included are a newsprint collage, a megaphone for announcing the latest and greatest, and sentiments professing that "you are the hero in your own story".
The collection is available in both unmounted sheets of red rubber for $14 or mounted on EZ Mount cling foam and pre-cut for you for $22.99. Mounted version comes with a cling card for easy storage.
I decided to create a book for my first piece which I covered in some vintage newspaper which I purchased from an antique fair, perfect for this stamp plate I thought. I added a few splats using Distress Stain to add to the aged feel along with a little colouring with the help of brushed corduroy ink.
I stamped the newsprint collage onto a piece of white card with Distress Ink, distressed the edges and then coloured with brushed corduroy Distress Ink, stamping the paperboy on top of the text with black Archival Ink and adding a piece of mica over the top. I found an old buckle which I distressed with black acrylic paint and added to the top of my collage. I also added a wooden number for further dimension and interest.  
I added a piece of ruler which I distressed with a touch of ink, adding "What's the buzz?" to the top of the ruler, stamped onto a piece of calico. I added NEWS to the top of the front cover using Alpha Parts.
I added a small piece of numbered tape and the EXTRA text to complete the front cover. 
The inside has also been covered with newspaper and again aged with ink and splatters. I have stamped the paperboy onto kraft card and added him to the centre along with a key which I have aged with black acrylic paint and a piece of numbered tape to echo the piece on the front cover.
I added Alpha letters once again and the text EXTRA stamped onto card and coloured with Distress Inks.
I have added more images to the left hand side adding more tape and text from this fabulous set.
My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 

22 comments:

Annie said...

Wow ! Tracy :-) this is fabulous amazing. I love your creation. These stamps are on my wish list.

TFS

Annie x

cat lacigale said...

absolutely amazing !

Buttons said...

Gosh Tracy! A really interesting approach to this and so much inspiration. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

Sue said...

Read all about it!!! Fab piece!

butterfly said...

Wow, Tracy, this is so cool! I LOVE all the layers and the dimension created by that amazing vintage newspaper. Fab metal embellishing and the tape measure looks great - Wow, I say again!!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

This is oh so clever and very cool! Love the outside and the inside is a treasure trove with the different elements buried inside!

Netty said...

wow Tracy your book is fabbylicious, so much to look at love. Hugs Annette x

inkypinkycraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, lovethe details you have added to create such and interesting , eye catching and wonderful piece hugs trace x may need these stamps!

hazel said...

What an amazing piece - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Terry said...

Beautiful creation with so many clever details! Love how you used the vintage newsprint and it does go perfectly with these stamps! Love it!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Such a wonderful collage, clever idea for the book using vintage newspaper, luv it and all the elements!

Kate said...

So many beautiful scenes! I love the vintage newspaper, aged buckle, tape measure and key. You have put these all together fabulously. A perfect display piece.
Kate

Martina2801 said...

Oh Tracy, you have again made quite fantastic artwork! Really adorable!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning altered book Tracy, so many fabulous details to look at! Love the addtion of the vintage newsprint, just perfect for this set!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh..I need these stamps Tracy LOL!!..Gorgeous..and so it what you did with them..what an amazing and unique vintage creation x

Sue said...

Tracy this is wonderful, I love all the inky layers here x

Anita Houston said...

Layers and layers of fun and vintage finds everywhere! Love these AO images!

Redanne said...

This is a fascinating piece Tracy, love the way you have used the vintage newspaper, so perfect for the stamp plate and love the addition of the ruler.

Barb Cady said...

You have an amazing gift of making me want the stamps you have used! This is a great piece, full of interest and texture, the stamps are now on my wish list! Thankyou. X

gayle said...

Love these stamps Tracy, lots of fab details to look at on your book :)

Brenda Brown said...

Love your newspaper book, a real vintage piece with these gorgeous stamps.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Another incredible piece Tracy. I hadn't seen the new stamps yet but when I did, that was the first thing that came to mind ,Old looking newspapers. Then I scrolled down and saw your Fabulous creation.
Great minds. LOL
hugs Lynn