Saturday, June 7, 2008

Make it Mondays - BLUE

Here is my latest little backwards canvas as shadow box project - using last week's's Make-it-Monday's theme of BLUE. Check out the weekly challenge and links to other cool art here.
I used a beautiful beach babe with a blue towel from the collage sheet collection "By the Sea" at Ten Two Studios. Even the crab came from the sheet!
The canvas is 5" by 7". I covered the whole thing with a juicy teal dye ink pad. I now have juicy teal finger tips - it just won't wash off! The background is a printed piece of paper with the paint brushed on and wiped off so the pattern is very subtle. The whispy clouds are done in white felt pen. I used a blue felt pen to create the stripes around the edge of the canvas.
Another scrap of paper created the sand dune - sprinkled with gold micro beads, some texture paint and little shells. The beach babe was cut out of the collage sheet and attached with a cardboard tab to create the depth or "shadow". Both her and the crab are edged with dimensional glue to create some glossy texture. A few random stickers, shells and a bow finish it off.
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Genie said...

Hi, came across you on Julie's Blog.
You do some really lovely and inspiring pieces.

Sarah said...

Very pretty!

stlbarb said...

LOVE it!

carol said...

I especially like the wispy clouds and color in the background.