For 2 challenges:
MIX212=Petals to the Metals
F4A365=Pick a combo of colors include greenery color- Pantone 2017
I reused the cardboard from my new embossing folder by first cutting to size then covering with aluminum foil. I taped the foil to the backside vs glueing.
I ran it through the ef and painted with a variety of acrylic paints. Blue stain on the butterfly, & gold metallic acrylic paint on the poppy.
The 'before' picture shows the 'painting'.
Once the paint was dried, I used 2 different grits of steel wool in a swiping motion.
I then used a piece of industrial sandpaper (very rough) and covered it over my thumb for swirl patterns. Things were going well on the sky portion, then I did a swirl on the greenery... lower left corner and ripped the foil :(
Not discouraged, I wrapped copper thread around 2 fingers and tied it in the middle for a flower petal design. I punch a small hole in the cardboard, pulled the tail threads through and taped it to the back of card. To cover the hole, I glued a gold jewel.
I triple matted it, and I believe have 6 Pantone colors between the paints and matting to include greenery, kale, flame, lapis blue, niagara, island paradise.
I call this messy painting with an impressionist vibe.
I added a couple of pictures to see how the colors change in the light.
Rather than using this as a card, I hope to frame this and showcase it in my decor.
Thanks Janelle (dizzymommie) and dawnmercedes for fantastic challenges!!
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend. We're expecting warm spring weather for a few days. :)
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 GMT Views: 222
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 31630
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 @ 12:47 PM
Wow Jeannie this looks incredible!!! I love how you showed all of the pictures above. Your description is fascinating, I kept scrolling back and forward between the photos and description so I could take it all in. You must be thrilled to bits my friend.
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 25949
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 @ 1:03 PM
I think you've created a whole new genre of painting here...this is so cool! Thanks for providing all the pictures and steps. I need to study this more to see the progression and all the details. Wonderful art!
And yes, we are almost at 60 here in St. Paul..unhead of in Feb! I'm looking forward to several warm days coming up :) Enjoy it while you can.