I kind of veered off of the Christmas path a bit with this collage...
I guess it sort of fits into the "naughty or nice" theme however! LOL
This collage started off with me wanting to use the great image of the lady, originally part of a vintage circus photo. Something about her stern expression made me think she had other ideas of putting that whip to use. My sister suggested the lyrics from the Rihanna song "S & M" and the piece came together!
The base is an 8" x 10" canvas panel. I used paint and inks to create the background then layered with paper from the Tim Holtz stack, dictionary page copies, glassine paper and the heading that I created and printed using Photo Shop. I had fun "blinging" up my gal: Netting, chain and a silk flower on her hat. Stickles buttons. Chains and a lock charm at the waist. Leather lacing for the whip.
I accented everything with Distress Inks and a water pen.
I created the "Pain" and "Pleasure" tickets using a Tim Holtz stamp. Finished up the piece by adding more chains to accent the wording, metal corners and the large flower.
Sometimes I think it's okay to get a little naughty, don't you?
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