Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Since making the Journey: Destination book at Artfest, I've been thinking about making some insertions and tags, that could be attached to the front of a book or top of a box.
This one was made with that idea, but it could also be used as part of a keychain or necklace design, I guess. Or even a connector piece.
I wanted it to look like an antique souvenir of Paris, maybe a bit worn and scratched, like enamel that's been rubbed in heavy use, on a piece that has been used a lot.
The back is solid black, I guess it could also be a handbag charm. Or used on carryon luggage.
It reminds me of an old enameled copper plate, found in a deep bin of a flea market, well worn but still visible, with the Eiffel Tower's image on it. Maybe it used to be on the corner of a leather steamer trunk that traveled across the ocean to the World's Fair.
Bon Voyage - even to the armchair tourists who only travel on the Travel Channel. You can travel over to Etsy to see it in more detail ...