Monday, April 29, 2013

Sorrow's Rainbow

I have had a lot of problems with my internet for the past couple of months and it has really put a crimp in my blogging and being able to share new things. After much complaining from my end, my internet service provider finally gave me some new equipment and things are much improved. :)

 After so long since my last post, I am very pleased to share a new piece with you. I made this art especially for the Rainbow challenge at The Craft Garden.

The main focal point for this piece is my new Sorrow digital stamp. I drew this design some years  ago but just recently turned it into a digital stamp. Sorrow has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended odorless turpentine using paper stumps. I did the various color shading in her hair to signify a rainbow. I have also added a bit of direct to paper technique around the outer edges.

The Soul would have no Rainbow sentiment is also a new digital stamp and also has a bit of direct to paper on it to help soften the white and make it coordinate better with the overall design.

The colorful background underneath the main layer is a sheet from a small background package I bought at the dollar store.  I though the range of colors were just perfect for a Rainbow theme. Since the background was text weight paper, I reinforced it by gluing it to a sheet of white cardstock. For the tassels I used various colorful fibers and a mix of glass and wooden beads.

Materials List:
Sorrow and Rainbow Sentiment by CS Designs
Prismacolor pencils, odorless turpentine and paper stumps
cardstock, colorful backgrund paper
Brass eyelet, fibers and wood and glass beads

Sorrow's Rainbow is playing in the following challenges

The Craft Garden ... Rainbows ... April Monthly Challenge ... I'm lucky  # 13. Starting in May, I will be designing for this challenge blog... Thank you Kerry for giving me the opportunity to play on your team. :)

Make it Monday ... Link Party ... I'm number 62

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe Recycled Slide Mount


I created this Recycled and Altered Slide Mount for my April Issue of the Art With No Boundaries Ezine which just went on line today. The main focal point of this piece is my Edgar Allan Poe Montage digital stamp. I have not used any colors on either Edgar Allan Poe or his name below him and I  like the clean look next the grunge ad metal look.

The Slide Mount has been covered with a piece of cardstock which has been covered with Aluminium Foil Tape and then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.I added extra scoring (striations) using a short double ended knitting needle to give it a little different look. I then applied a layer of black acrylic paint and allowed it to set for a bit before rubbing some of it off and was lucky to have some of it stay behind in some of the crevices. I also applied a bit of red acrylic paint to random spots.

The red acrylic paint looked faint so I used a bit a red Sharpie marker here and there as well. For an accent I used a small metal cog attached with a red brad. The name of Edgar Allan Poe has been mounted over black linen cardstock which has also received a bit of red acrylic paint.

Materials List:
Edgar Allan Poe Montage Digital Stamp
Recycled Slide Mount
Aluminium Foil Tape
Black/Red Acrylic Paint
Red Sharpie Marker
Embossing Folder / Cuttlebug
Metal Cog and Red Brad.
Black Cardstock
Tool for scoring Aluminium Foil Tape
General Adhesives and Cutting Tools

Edgar is playing in the following Challenges:
Quote the Raven Challenge... 
Quest 19 / Anything Poes

 Special Note:  ...............................................

For a complete tutorial on how to Alter Recycled Slide Mounts or Create Your Own from Scratch visit the  ..........    April Issue of Art With No Boundaries.