I'm up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today.
I've been in a bit of a snarky mood lately and when I saw this lady I knew she needed to be used for a project.
Laurel Frame and covering it with a layer of gesso using a foam brush. Using the same brush I added some Dina Wakley Paint. I didn't clean the brush between uses so there was still gesso in there creating different shades of blue.
For the back panel I used a 5x7 canvas board and loosely painted it using the paints pictured. I added some stamped bits from the Time Holtz Mini Media Marks(CMS364). These were done with Archival Ink in Black Soot and Hydrangea. Before I finished my project I added in a bit of Victorian Velvet Distress Paint to pick up the pink you see in the background piece.
To mount the photo I used a piece of humble cardboard. Peel parts of the top layer to expose the corrugate and then cover with gesso. I did a couple thin layers to cover all of the brown. I added some collage paper to the bits that still had the full cardboard using collage medium. To color the cardboard and collage paper I used Distress Crayon(Victorian Velvet, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick, and Gathered Twigs) and water to give it a dreamy hazy look. Pearl details were added to the frame and the snarky sentiment.
To complete the piece I painted a set of Mini Petal Corners using Dina Wakley Ancient Paint.
I love the grungy look the cardboard gives.
Layers and details.
I hope you like her and take her sage advice!