This item sold on December 17, 2012.
So now, I'm always on the look out for a good vintage phone with good structure as a nice canvas.
This particular phone is a vintage push button phone, and completely functional.
I used a lot of mediums on this piece. I first took it apart and dusted the inside out with canned air. Then, while apart, I gessoed the whole body and handset.
I had ideas for this phone before I set to painting it, but, like many pieces of art, they tend to take on a life of it's own as you create. This phone had a mind of it's own, forget the eyes, etc. that I was going to paint..it wanted flowers! so flowers it got. The mediums used were- acrylic paint, pastels, decoupage, and textured paint- each process got a protective coat Polyurethane , before moving on to the next layer. And finally, the cell phone ringtone- 'A Ringity Ding Ding Dingy Dong' kept going through my head while I was working, so I had to incorporate it into this piece. The plate on front with 'A Ringity Ding Ding' was made from artist's grade shrink plastic. I hand painted it with inks and pastels. Then I used a thick coating of crackle resin to the plate, giving it a cool crackled glass look. I also used the crackle resin on each flower, so that each flower looks like crackled glass. The pictures really don't do it justice, the crackled glass look is just so cool looking.
Hey, you can still have your mobile phone, but when you hear ringing, and you forgot where you left it, you'll always know where this one is!