The Vintage Postcard Series features historic Milwaukee County Parks. As a vintage postcard collector, I was inspired by creating a new meets old look with a little unique twist including including Tree Limbs in each corner. Each sale I make on these, I will donate 25% of proceeds to Milwaukee County Parks. Milwaukee's Parks are very special to me and I feel very lucky that our city was forward thinking so long ago to set aside land for everyone to enjoy.
Whitnall Park located in Franklin, was founded in 1924 by Charles Whitnall. The park was purchased by Milwaukee County in 1929-30. Whitnall Park contains 626.9 acres. This image is of Boerner Botanical Gardens situated inside Whitnall Park. Boerner Botanical Gardens was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression. The gardens were named after Alfred Boerner in 1957.
Description of Process:
This collage consists of different photographs I’ve taken, digitally collaged, and finally printed in reverse onto laser jet printing paper. I then brush transfer medium onto the image and glue face down onto pine wood. Once the transfer is dry, I get the surface wet and begin rubbing the paper away. After several sessions, the ink from the printout is left behind on the wood. Each piece is hand sanded, small amount of stain applied to border and side. Finally sealed with UV protection and a matte finish. These collages sometimes show a quirkiness and make for a unique piece of art to enhance your wall!
Whitnall Park (Vintage Postcard Series)
Size: 5.25"x7.25" (approximately)
Each finished piece is truly unique due to the grain in the wood and the manual nature of the process, ensuring that no two versions of an image will ever be exactly the same. Pieces will vary slightly from the images shown.
Finished artwork is intended for indoor display and is not weather resistant.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Due to the unique, manual process, there are no returns or refunds once payment has processed.