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Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Canvas Collage - Vineyard Goddess Dreams

I have been working on this canvas since last fall!! It is a 12x12 stretched canvas. I used distress inks as a base coat. I stamped grape leaves onto the background using acrylic paint. I sealed the piece with PYMII.
I then used the peeled paint technique with a very heavy coat of gree acrylic paint and revealed the leaves underneath. I washed over the piece with a very diluted coat of acrylic paint in a "bright" orangy color. I also highlighted the veins in the leaves with a Sakura gel pen (clear).
The woman image is from Twisted Papers. I modified her coloring on the computer, printed her out, sealed with PYMII, cut her out and glued her onto mat board.
I love this woman image and went through about 10 different compositions before I settled on this final version. She is distressed with gesso, washed over with the orange acrylic glaze and then edged with white acrylic paint.
The embellishments are the top of wine capsules. I distressed them with gesso, washed over them w/ the same "orangy" acrylic glaze and then highlighted again with white acrylic paint.
The wording around the piece is my own. I wrote it using a Sailor White Pen. (available at Outside the Margins!)
I'm so HAPPY to be finished with this piece!! :)
Close up of wine capsule embellishment:

Close up of texture detail:

Friday, January 18, 2008

Stamping Fun!! Made some cards!

A few weeks ago I had a "Stamping" date with my girlfriend! I have not stamped in a long time and we had a fantastic time!!! :) We had a lot of great laughs and I finally put together some cards from the images I stamped.
All of these images are from a "new stash" that I recently got from I Brake for Stamps! Fun images and Della (the owner) is fabulous! If you want terrific stamps and super customer service, give I Brake for Stamps a visit!!
Dyed paper towel and watercolor crayon backgrounds. Image stamped and embossed on patterned paper with rainbow dye ink.

Starburst stains on watercolor paper background. Bird image stamped over text paper.

Mica Powder/Grocery bag background. Image stamped and cut from patterned paper.

Image stamped on Asian text paper. Cool mesh/paint spot background paper was a gift. Isn't it awesome???

Alcohol ink background. Text image and face image overstamped on background.

Homemade color wash background on glossy paper. Image stamped and embossed on glossy paper. Colored with Distress inks and water brush.

Image stamped and embossed. Colored over image with Distress ink and water brush.