June 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
Utilizing the same theme as the summer canvas – the fall fairy incorporates Club Scrap papers from the Autumn Splendor kit, heavily distressed with Tim Holtz inks (Marigold, Walnut Stain, Brushed Straw). After inking and distressing the background papers (originally yellow and a warm tan) they were torn and applied, then misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Walnut Gold & Persimmon (as were the silk leaves, that were also used in the photo image). I cut duplicate wings of acetate and used Ranger stickles (fruit punch) to give some iridescence to them and tie into the fall colors. The pearlescent beads pull some of the bead colors out of the original photograph as well and add depth. The ladybug is a hand-made glass piece purchased in a shop in St. Augustine.
June 15, 2010 § 1 Comment
This is the first in a series of four photos I took of my daughter as she grew during her first year, and the first one to make it into the project stage. Originally the photos were going to be matched into a frame, but as I started getting inky again, they morphed into a series of four canvases.
Our summer mermaid was photographed in seashell props. Products include a 6×6″ art canvas, paper is a mulberry handmade paper from Club Scrap’s Mosaic Twist kit. I created the “net” out of fibers that came with Club Scrap’s Written Word kit, and then added texture and sheen with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Artic Blue and Glacier. The glass starfish were purchased in a small glass shop in St Augustine, Fla. about four years ago, and seashells are those I’ve collected over the years from area beaches, including some from a recent Memorial Day trip to New Smyrna Beach.
I started by tearing strips of the mulberry paper, and attaching them loosely, flipping them alternately to get the different shades and textures. I “peeled” the edges back and used Ranger Stickles texture paints to give the “waves” a little foam. I attached the “net” and seashells with that old standby, hot glue, placing them over and around the trimmed out photo. The stickles also were run along the edge of some shells to give some shine and “seafoam” texture to them as well.
June 13, 2010 § Leave a comment
canvas, paint, collage and scrapping techniques