I created this Altered Canvas project for a friend for Christmas. We share a love for classic Hollywood movies, primarily the old black and whites when Hollywood movies were full of song and dance numbers from greats like Bing Crosby, Fred Astair, Ginger Rogers and Judy Garland.
My jumping off point was the chorus from a song written by Eric Faulkner - Shoorah Shoorah For Hollywood. The previous link will lead you to a YouTube of the song. If you grew up as a teen in the mid-1970s like I did, you probably heard of The Bay City Rollers. I had a huge crush on their lead singer, Les McKeown while my BFF from high school got wide-eyed at the mention of singer/ guitarist Eric Faulkner.
I love the chorus:
The golden age of Hollywood
The days of silver starlight in her eyes
Makes her young again
Even though she's very old
But in Hollywood
The secret's never told.
I applied a base coat of white Gesso to the 8x8 canvas.Then I mixed Satin Cream & gloss Real Brown from Apple Barrel with HiLite Flesh from Americana and Reminiscent Rose from Anita's until I had the dusty vintage rose tone I wanted. It picks up the blush tones of the rose image in the Rosewood DP by ColorBok.
I used adhesive glitter letters from Recollections to spell HOLLYWOOD down one side. The scalloped-circle handmade flower anchors the black adhesive rhinestones from Recollections raining in from the upper right corner.
I love how this turned out and my friend loved it! It's taking a prominent place on a shelf below her poster of Marilyn Monroe... a true icon of classic Hollywood... and an example of the tragedy Eric's song laments.