Thursday, December 6, 2007

Created by Hand Challenge


This week's Created by Hand challenge is to create art using collage images. I painted a sheet of watercolour paper with Ecoline Inks (# 507 Ultramarine Violet and # 601 Light Green). These wonderful inks are available at Quiet Fire Design, under calligraphy supplies. Then I manipulated this image in Photoshop. Initially I printed it onto a transparency, but because the Ecoline colours are so strong, it was hard to find a place to position it for show. So, I printed it directly onto the dry watercoloured paper with my trusty Hewlett Packard Photo Printer. Then I used sequin waste and pounced Ranger Vintage Photo ink over top, after masking the image. I stamped and embossed the Inque Boutique flourish, and stamped the Gentle Thoughts sentiment stamp with Versafine Black. Finally, I embossed the edges with a concoction I made from gold EP and Art Institute glitter, and glued on the pewter heart and a few Swarovski crystals with Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®. I REALLY enjoyed creating this piece! Thanks for the challenge!

13 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful!!!

Quietfire Style said...

Awwwww. Very sweet. Thanks for taking the challenge!

Wanda H said...

Deborah, I really like this one!! Fabulous!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is wonderful. Fabulous work.

'Bella and Gabe said...

Deborah, I just love how you embellish and accent your work. This is elegant and beautiful!

~ Jennifer

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Beautiful composition and the swirl gives it a touch of elegance!

Mandy C said...

this is gorgeous, thanx for the comment on my blog... as you like the piece so much i will send it to you... email your address :-)

Godelieve said...

Thanks for explaining what you did to create this gorgeous piece.

Penny said...

This is so stunning! The colour graduation is wonderful , as are the techniques you have used.

stamp and scrape said...

This is outstanding - lovely work.
Ros

DymphieM said...

Wow this is wonderful! Thanks for explaining how you did it.
Congrats on the JJ design team assignment :)

deb said...

Ooooo this is stunning!!!

Silvia said...

Fantastic, love the colours and the details.
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