Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colorful and Out of the Box : UPDATE



I decided I needed to do something with the Sticky Back Canvas from Claudine. And I wanted something BRIGHT!!! Yes, this is very bright. Bill says it's even brighter in person than on the Blog...

But I like it. It's different for me. We all need to "work outside of the box" and in something way different from our comfort zone.

My first epiphany came with the use of the old sewing pattern papers. I've saved several and  used them with bees wax collages a few years back.

I painted the unfinished wood frame black....some things we just can't change I guess....then tore pieces of the paper and added to the frame with Matte Medium.



I LIKED this, but I was going for BRIGHT...so I sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls Mists that added some sparkle. You'll see that in later pics.



Now, here comes the BRIGHT spots!!!

I cut a piece of canvas the size of the insert for the frame and swiped the Wild Honey Distress stain across the middle randomly. The green here is actually a mix of it with the spray.

Then I used a chipboard cutout of the dress form as a mask, stuck it to the canvas, and sprayed Adirondack Spray colors Stream, and Purple Twilight, while the Distress Stain is still wet.

These blended on their own as you see them. Leave some white for contrast and don't get too carried away with the spraying. Less is better. (unusual for me, but I learned)


After it dried, I added Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles over the piece. It changed the tone a lot! I liked it. Spread it around with your finger. Really cool look here.

Then start making your black pen marks with a Fine Point Sharpie. I tried other pens, but I was happiest with this one. Write some fun words from patterns.

Just a note. I also tried to add the pen before I added the Stickles but I didn't get the sharpness of contrast that I liked.



I cut the dress form with the Tim Holtz Sewing Room set out of chipboard and used Vintage Photo Distress Stain on the very top and stand portion.

I added Rusty Hinge Distress Stickles, too. The body is cut from the canvas and painted it with Lisa Pink acrylic paint from Delta.

Some Dusty Concord Stain was added over the pink paint in spots, and I stamped with Black Archival Ink and the Papillon stamp.

I used the  Snow Cap paint Dabber over the lower section for more contrast. Pen marks were added to the edges of the canvas section in black and green fine Sharpies.

The Lavish Trimming flowers are Distress Stained, and the Lace Chain and beads were added.

I cut a piece of black chipboard with the Dress Form die and glued as a shadow behind the decorated one. Hence the "Cut 2" name of the collage.

A bit of white paint was added to the edge kind of smudgy-like. (is that a work?)



The Fancy Accoutrement button with a bit of Eggplant Alcohol Ink is layered onto a paper flower. The purple ink makes it stand out more.

Sequins and rhinestones are glued to fill space, and a Melissa Frances piece was added to the top.


The little spool from the Sewing Room set was die cut from black chipboard, painted white with a Dabber and stamped with a stamp from the Haberdashery set. Scuff it up a bit, too.

Wind some died ribbon around it and tie on a Locket Key. A little Distress Ink on the edges makes it pop.

And that's my COLORFUL "out the box" piece for you to try. Let me know what you think...we all LOVE comments.

Hope you enjoy....still waiting for Spring here....again.

Linda

UPDATE: Booked 2 classes at Scrapaganza for Aug 27th. Check the sidebar.

34 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is exquisite, Linda C! I love everything about it, from the perfectly joyful colors to the sweet design and great texture. Standing ovation for you!!!

Jan said...

A beautiful piece and I love the frame :)

Pam said...

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!! Using pattern paper on the frame was genius.

Shawn said...

Love this Linda. Have been wondering what to do with my dress form die cut. Now I know! I'm going to give this a try this weekend. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Keep creating!

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Candy C said...

Oh my gosh...You rock, Linda! Love the colors and all the texture and elements you used on this!! Wow... <3 Candy

Scrap Vamp said...

So gorgeous!!! Love the colors and distress-y goodness!

Vic said...

Fantastic! Bright is good!

Wanda H said...

Wow!! A very cool piece!! Love the frame and all the bright colors!! Spring (or the thoughts of Spring) make me think bright too!!!

Createology said...

Love this collage. The use of pattern tissues and the canvas dress forms are all fabulous. The colors are super Spring cheery.

SusanK said...

Definitely bright but I love it! It's good to challenge yourself to work outside your comfort zone.

Jennie said...

Stunning piece:))) love the bright colours!
xx

misteejay said...

Wow...what a fabulous piece. The colours are super and I just love the whole effect.

Toni :o)

Helen said...

I adore this, love the bright colours - especially whilst you're waiting for Spring, eh?!!

Cheryl said...

oh this is one beautiful piece of art hun,just gorgeous hugs cheyrl xx

Kathyk said...

Stunning is certainly the word though gorgeous is good too!

Kathyk

Minxy said...

Aw wow this is totally awesome x

Gio said...

I think I wish to do such a wonderful piece of art!
thanks for sharing!

KAT said...

Linda - love the grungy, girly brightness of this piece and how it all works together! I love how the black, tissues, misted frame pulls it all together!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow! This is just awesome! Very bright and colorful but gorgeous. I don't usually do the brights either but love this piece.

Netty said...

Brights are good and your brights are fabulous Linda. Terrific tutorial as well, so thank you very much. Have a great weekend. Annette x

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant vibrant work, dear Linda! Well done!!

Meme said...

this piece is awesome! you did a great job with colors. Again love that die cut and love that stamp set.

Great, great job!

But one thing.....YOUR always
COLORFUL & BRIGHT
in everything you do!

Elaine A said...

Linda -

This is so different. AND I LOVE IT! What a fantastic piece. I love this vintage look with bright colors. I think you've started a new trend!!

Elaine Allen

Linda Elbourne said...

Brilliant ... just Brilliant!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning piece, love the dress forms and the colours are perfect, fabulous result from working outside the box. Tracy x

Kelly Booth said...

Gorgeous gorgeous and more gorge! Wow Linda I just love this!

2amscrapper said...

Wow! Love your color palette. Read every little detail. Beautiful project!

Nancy S said...

Absolutely love what you have done with Tim's dressform diecut,great ideas!

Debbie C said...

Wow, this is wonderful. Love the color! I enjoy your blog, inspiration & tutorials! Thanks.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is incredibly cool! I love all the details and different techniques you used. Fantastic piece!

Pam said...

GORGEOUS Miss Linda, I love it!

Jenny and Jimbob said...

Love the frame!

Vanessa Hann said...

This is a fabulous piece Linda and I love the colours... Vx

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