Saturday, July 4, 2015

Keep room in your heart for the unimaginable

This little girl, from Tammy Tutterow, was smiling at me and I knew I had to use her on a project.  I fussy cut her and gave her a bit of color using Fossilized Amber.  While she dried I worked on something to put her on. 
I took a 5x7 canvas panel and covered it with tissue paper.  I put a layer of matte gel on the canvas and put the paper on top.  I then applied another layer of matte gel.  I squished the paper around to get some wrinkles on there.  Wrinkles add great texture; and if you goof and make wrinkles when it was intended you can say you meant to do it! I dried the whole thing with my heat gun.  
 I smeared on some Distress paint in Broken China and Bundled Sage.  I used my finger to move the paint around.  I sprayed the canvas with water to move it around even more.  I dried it with my  heat gun, between each layer I blast with my heat gun.
Next I grabbed my Tattered Angels Simply Sheer in Cozy Yellow and randomly spritzed. I mixed some Jacquard Pearl Ex in Copper and water to spritz on too.   


After this was dry I used Distress Spray in Tea Dye.  I squeezed my fingers around the sprayer to give more droplets than a fine mist.  

Now it is time to start layering.  I knew I wanted to use the little girl and I found this fantastic saying.  The saying led to me giving her giant wings.  I used my trellis die and added that to the side.  I didn't use any of the internal pieces so the tissue could still show through.  At this point none of this is glued down.  I don't usually glue until I have everything set in case I change my mind.  
Here is why I don't glue.  Here are a couple things I tried before settling on my final layout.  At one point I had a key, a compass, and an arrow on here too! 
The wooden bits are old game pieces.  I have no idea what the metal number is from, but I bought a bunch at a junk show. 


I love how her wings are so big they hang off the canvas.  She is popped up using foam tape.  The wings are popped with a double layer of tape for extra height.   You can see I added some rub ons to draw your eye around the piece.   
Here she is all finished. She looks pretty pleased with herself. 
I am submitting this to Colour Arte for review.
What have you been crafting?
Jess





7 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Jess! I love all the different elements!

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  2. Love your girl with her big wings!! Good luck!!

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  3. thanks for your interest in being on the Colourarte DT

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  4. Beautiful collage and wonderful tutorial - love the quote you used! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie challenge!

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  5. Oh Jess you've got the sentiment for this one spot on! LOVE the whole look to this creation. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  6. Wow, fabulous Jess! Love those amazing butterfly wings Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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I've received products/compensation as part of the Blank Page Muse and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.