Monday, August 29, 2011

Sharing: Challenge Entry

Another multi-media piece to share with you today. 
This one is called "She Was Always Flighty".
The base is a 8" x 10" flat canvas that I painted blue. 
Using burnt umber, I pounced paint on the canvas
(behind and around where I placed the lady and over her head)
to create a sort of "cloud" for her and the birds. 
I also used burnt umber in the corners and edges of the canvas.
I then took watered down burnt umber paint and flicked on specks using an old toothbrush.

The vintage image was lightly colored with watercolor pencils and then altered
to add a patterned paper skirt with a Grunge Paper bird cage over it. 
I bent the "bars" of the cage to make it more dimensional.
I used Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder on the birdcage
and rusty wire for the perch swing and to hold the cage door open. 
The bird was stamped on cardstock and colored with pencils to match.
His perch is a piece of Grunge Paper.

The birds in her crown, on her hand and flying above her
were stamped on and outlined with brown pen.
I added a piece of lace that I aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
and hand cut the legs and added printed vintage shoe art.
A brown velvet flower was topped with a button held on with rusty wire. 
I printed out the definition on beige cardstock that
I distressed and then punched the tag. 
The tag was wired to the flower and more rusty wires were added as tendrils.

The letters were printed on beige cardstock, distressed,
cut out and pasted on the canvas.
I found an old frame and painted it blue and burnt umber to match the canvas. 
I also added gold paint to the frame's inside molding.

I've entered this piece in the INSPIRATION EMPORIUM
Monthly Challenge--Got Paint?

And yes, I DO have paint!! 
As a decorative painter I have literally hundreds of bottles, tubes and trays of paint,
so it was really fun to use them in a multi-media piece.

12 comments:

Willy said...

Love your funny creation, Cindy!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful project!

Kathy Eddy said...

I love this canvas Cindy. Great job on it.

Michele said...

absolutely fabulous! truly wonderful piece! xo

Sharon said...

Wow Cindy - this is fantastic! Love the bird cage "skirt" what a clever idea!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great!

Lucy x

JeanFB said...

This is magical - absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for taking the time to go through the steps.... I love it when I can not only appreciate the beauty of a piece, but also learn the process. :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh... LOVE love LOVE the birdcage as skirt!

2amscrapper said...

love the title and her skirt!

Karen said...

Wonderful piece. Your creation fits the text perfectly and its very pretty too.

Paper Squirrel said...

Love the use of distress embossing powder on the bird cage...it makes it look like real rusty metal. Great piece!

Christine said...

What a clever idea. I really like the piece.