dinsdag 3 juli 2012

Nature's got flair!

 
It's been fun to make...
 
 I decided not to put the text on the page itself, but on a seperate
transparent. Now you can flip the transparent over and see the page
itself without the text. I did not want to disturb the background too much.

 
I scratched different colors watercolorcrayons onto the paper, which was gesso-ed first.  I then added a layer of white acrylic paint, which blends the colors, and also adds a transparent layer to it.
  I added a second layer of branches, stamped wth some white acrylic paint, to give the branches more depth!  

Shadow for the bird!

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 This was the page I got 'stuck' with. I had finished the background, and the bird and water, as shown above... I didn't know what to add .... I did not want to disturb the background too much...

So I sent it to the Dutch Art Journal group asking for help.
I had 13 reactions, the most of them said : leave it as is...
One reaction said to give the bird some shadow, so I did!
The same and another person recommended some branches, so I did! 
A few other reactions: some text (in white) on the background - I did some text...
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!


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I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. Sir Stampalot- 'your crafty passion'. Do I have to mention what it is? Just playing with paper, stamps and color, of course! 

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STAMPS USED:
Branches - Stampinback
Text alphabet - ???

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Het ziet er weer prachtig uit Ellie!
    Gr. Bea

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  2. Beautiful! Love the background and the colours. What a good idea to put the sentiment on a separate transparency. Thanks for sharing your Crafty Passion with us at Stampalot Challenge, and good luck.

    Lynne x

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  3. wat een pracht exemplaar weer Ellie, wat een super mooie achtergrond heb je weer gecreëerd , PRACHTIG , meer hoeft hier niet meer over gezegd!!!

    Groetjes
    Maria

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  4. Wat mooi omk het zo op te lossen Ellie! En wat een ontzettend goed idee van het transparante stukje! Zo heb je én je tekst, én niet al teveel verstoring van je achtergrond.
    Mooi hoor!
    Groetjes van Yvon

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  5. What a beautiful project, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  6. in vond het al schitterend, maar nu is hij inderdaad echt af, zóooo mooi, TOP!!!

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  7. A fabulous piece of artwork Ellie, so very inspirational.

    Thanks so much for sharing your 'Crafty Passion' with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

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  8. Hoi Ellie

    Hij was prachtig en hij is nu prachtig!!!!
    groet Thea

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  9. Geweldig mooi en ja dit is nu net dat wat het helemaal 'af'maakt.

    liefs, fenny

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  10. Totally gorgeous, Ellie! love the colours and the stork is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your crafty passions with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

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  11. Very pretty! Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

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  12. A beautiful page Ellie !
    Von x☺x

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