A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Raise The Curtains!

Hi everyone hope you are all well! The challenge this month over at SASPC
is Raise the curtains! why not pop over and join in the challenge.
I have never tried anything like this before I had an idea
and tried it out but wasn't happy.

Then I put the lady in her undergarments beneath the curtain 
and it made it stand out.

Where as before the curtains got lost
in the background.

I used a lot of Tim's classics Stamps  & the lady is an Indigo Blue Stamp.

I started with a very neutral base of pumice stone & frayed burlap distress stain 
swiped on a craft mat and water sprayed white card swiped through it.
Once dry I stamped the script onto the card with black Archival ink.

I used a torn bit of an old tag to add texture & interest to the base card.

The compass is an indigo blue stamp and the one under it is a Tim Holtz stamp.

With the curtain I made it out of tissue paper that I had sprayed with distress Stains 
in iced spruce and frayed burlap.

I hooked it back with a cog and arranged the folds. It was then
 rubbed with treasure gold. 

The permit of the curtains is lace that i had swiped with distress stains but it was quite pale
so I then used Deco Art Media paint in Raw Umber and a touch of turquoise.
This was then rubbed with treasure gold.

The indigo Blue stamp was then stamped onto black card with versa fine black
and clear embossed. Rubbed gently with treasure gold and the face and arms
 painted with perfect pearls and water. Then it was wiped back.

I hope you all enjoyed my post although I did go round the houses to get 
there. I Would love to hear what you think & don't forget to join in
over at SASPC.
Cheers Dee x 


Nikki Acton said...

Great project Dee, love your theme interpretation and your metallic tones. Nx

Kerstin F. said...

Wow, your project and especially the curtain is really fantastic!! Hugs, Kerstin

die amelie said...

Thanks for taking us through the making of this lovely piece of steampunk art, Dee!

The making of the background itself was already a treat to watch but the whole finished project is just amazing and soooo beautiful! <3

Claudia xxx

massofhair said...

Love your idea Dee, the colours you have used are just beautiful and so much TG to add that sparkle you wanted. Always in awe of how you can layer so many embellishments, LOVING your Tag:-) xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Dee! You knocked it out of the park again!! Love how you made the curtains and your textures are incredible! Love the metallic touches, an amazing project! hugs :)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Amazeballs Dee! Love this tribute to curtains and all the wonderful layers and textures! Awesome piece dearie! Hugz. ~Niki

Maura said...

Dee, what a fabulous piece. Love the wonderful textures you've created with the curtain, the background and the lady. Awesome curtain tie backs! Hanks for sharing all of the details! Have a beautiful day.

craftytrog said...

A fabulous project Dee, very inspiring!
Alison x