Just a quick post (second one today! You can find the first one HERE) to show you my recently finished artwork. I was quite a naughty girl and thought it was Wednesday when it was already Thursday and made my DT card at the last minute and didn't get to finish this piece until this morning. This is why I've been quite. It seems that life is passing me by here... Hands up who's guilty of getting days wrong! No? Just me then... :)
I recently posted about Stamping with leaves where I showed you a pile of book pages covered in paint. Well, today I wanted to show you what you can do with them....
I ripped them up!!! I collaged the pieces of the golden/brown painted pages onto a A5 size greyboard, I added some doily, cut up a Sainsbury's burlap bag because it was really ugly (I mean, who's supposed to be shopping with that?!! Who designs these things?!) and used the individual strings out of it for a bare bush/tree, stenciled some light modeling paste through my new stencil I got from Pan Pastel (thank you) to add texture as well as used a piece of a lace on the bottom for even more texture, added colour using my Big Brush Pens. I stamped my trees in the background using the Big Brush pens, applied heaps of the Tim Holtz crackle clear rock candy paint around the corners, let it sit over night and continued this morning by adding some UTEE in bronze colour and some darkgold/green-ish antique looking embossing powder as well. I went back and forth adding colours and inks and shading etc... the sentiment is by Tim Holtz too... love it!
Here's a photo before I added the wording...
Here's the finished piece...
I wanted this piece to be very abstract, mostly about the background and the sentiment,..
I'd like to enter this piece into the following challenges:
Country View Challenge - Word Play
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Autumn or Steampunk (Autumn for me... )
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Up-cycle (Sainsburry's burlap bag - really didn't like it, but didn't want to throw it so used the fabric! + dictionary pages... what a better way to use a dictionary than in an artwork ;))
I hope you like it! Feel free to share your thoughts!
Have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by!