Thursday, March 21, 2013

Release Your Dreams

Two posts in one day! I'm on a roll because.........I FINISHED IT! I got right down to work this afternoon and finished my mixed media piece for the Tim Holtz challenge. Here it is:

This was just a piece of 7" board that was laying around so I went to work to alter it. Many, many layers on the background, as usual. The face is a foam stamp that came with some polymer clay packages I bought and after stamping and embossing it in black I rubbed various Distress Inks around it. The circle is two pieces of cardstock glued together and run thru the Cuttlebug in a spruce branch embossing folder and then painted black and then dry brushed on some copper acrylic paint. The wings are from Tim Holtz grunge board and I embossed them with a paisley embossing folder, painted them white, rubbed on some C. Helmuth dark blue paint and immediately rubbed it off and then dry brushed on the copper. I curled the edges of the wings with a paint brush handle.

The little flowers were what was required to use on the piece - or any of the flowers in that set. I die cut these out of grunge board (love this stuff but it stinks at first) and then painted them white, then the blue, then rubbed copper around the edges and smudged it here and there on the flowers. They were curled with a wooden skewer. The centres were gold but I went over them with a bronze marker. The key is also grunge board and it has many layers of colours to make it look old. The sentiment was printed out with my Brother label maker and then adhered to Tim Holtz's color core cardstock. Whew. Finished it in time!



4 comments:

Linda said...

wonderful project! Love the coloring you chose for the face-positively glows!

SAMARA said...

This is a powerful piece. The face is radiant and I love the symbolism of the key. My my, you used all sorts of materials from the cuttlebug to all sorts of rubs etc. I admire your taking all your skills and putting them together to a wonderful project! Happy Balzer-ing! Lovies, Samara

Alex said...

I looooooooooooooove this!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

This looks great! Love the wings. Thanks for your nice comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...