Monday, July 21, 2014

A Little Sunrise Sunset Mixed Media Collage

I LOVE all things Finnabair.
Having said that, I decided to do another project using her Mechanicals, Stamps, and Papers.

I started with a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inch black matboard. I glued the Sunrise-Sunset paper on and trimmed. Then I added a bit of color with Distress Inks.
I had already cut and sprayed these really cool Love Gears by Prima a few days ago, hoping for some time to play with them on a project. They're cut from dark brown paper and sprayed with several colors of Perfect Pearls Mists.
They turned out really cool, IMHO! 

Then I took 4 different colors of Archival Inks and applied the colors to different sections of the background stamp.
The result is a new layer of several's all about the layers, people!
Add the Prima Engraver Linen Tape across the bottom as a base.

The Rose from the talented Finnabair is beautiful in and of itself, but I added Teal Zircon and Boysenberry Silks Glaze. The center is a silver 6 sided brad.
This detail shot shows the stamping with Orange Blossom and Jet Black Archival Inks using the Sunrise Sunset stamp collection.

I added several Junkyard Findings and the extra Hearts that get punched out using the Love Gears Die. The center of the flower needed more color, so I changed it out and also added some waxed linen tread to the wooden button.
I absolutely LOVE all the metal embellishments that are glued around the Vintage Clock Face. Add a few Numerals to fill in the spots.
The pen marks are made with a Royal Blue Gelly Roll Glaze pen...I know it looks black, but its really a very dark blue.
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Prima Products Used:
Metal Findings - Finnabair- Mechanicals - Roses, Sunrise Sunset - Mechanicals - Numbers1",
 Mini Numbers .5" to .75",  Mini Roman Numerals, Vintage Clock Face  Small, Mini Brads

Prima - Junkyard Findings - Bolts & Nuts Nail Heads, Screw Heads Special Screws

Stamps - Mixed Media Doll Stamp - Floral Texture Background 4" x 6", Sunrise Sunset - 2.5" x 3" Clear Stamp #2,

Paper - Sunrise Sunset - 6" x 6" Paper Pad 48 sheets.

Dies - Sizzix - Bigz Die - Love Gears by Prima

Also used - Gelly Roll Glaze Pen-Royal Blue,  Silks Acrylic Glaze, Prima-Engraver Linen Tape and Brads, a Wooden Button, and Small Gears.


Helen said...

Wonderful project, Linda - I love Finn's style and range of products too. This is a winner!

Lisa H said...

Yep, still love it! =) I really like those gear dies.

Barbara Rankin said...

Another fabulous project, Linda. Love all your layers and embellishments.

JackieP Neal said...

Finnibair is indeed a very inspirational artist~ Lovely Linda!!

Maura said...

I too am a Finn fan, just love her work! This is a little beauty you've created in her style!

Seth said...

Love this sensational artwork Linda!!

tocovya said...

Divine as always, a constant inspiration, I have never seen a blog that can combine colours like you do. Beautiful, doesn't cover it for me xx

The Artistic Spirit said...

I just love watching you....

Wanda Hentges said...

This is wonderful (as is all your projects), Linda!!! I just took 2 classes with Finn yesterday and had a great time!!!!

Anoosh Iqbal said...

Wow! Beautiful work. You have done a splendid job. I like making Art Dolls and your post is going to help me with their collages. Check out my new doll stencils. I am sure you and your friends will love them and try them!