I bought a box of vintage poker chips a while back. I'm not sure what they are made of; they're definitely not plastic. I got inspired to create something with them this week and decided to make small assemblages.
This assemblage has part of a map from a 1950's atlas - the colors are so much better in old atlases. It's topped by an electric component that I bought at a fabulous estate sale that had a garage filled to the brim with all kinds of stuff. I went nuts. And my daughter bought a 1970's era poster-sized map from Tolkien's trilogy.
(I have to add that this photo was shot at an angle that makes it appear that it's off-center. Don't worry; it isn't really.)
On this one I used some vintage sheet music and a slice of a vintage three-sided ruler.
More map and a rivet that I salvaged from an old belt. I really am a scavenger, aren't I?
This one has some paper that I marbled. You should have seen me on the porch marbling paper. I had rows of clothesline hung between the columns with all these marbled papers hung to dry. Wonder what my neighbors thought I was doing?
I topped the paper with an upcycled Lotto game piece.
More marbled paper here. And a really cool salvaged piece - the green piece is from a theatrical costume made by a NYC firm tat went out of business in the Great Depression. So it's more than eighty years old. I think that's cool.
Still more marbled paper and a piece I cut from a vintage carpenter's folding ruler. Love my bandsaw!
Coming up, I will show you what I made with these little assemblages.