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Saturday, December 08, 2007

4x4 Friday - Mona Lisa

This week's 4x4 Friday was to add Mona Lisa somewwhere on your artwork. I thought this would be tricky as I have no stamps of Mona or ink in the printer, but I did find this B&W pic amongst my ephemera collection. I am so glad I built this up, printing off images when I see them as now I have a few to play with until the new cartridges arrive. My background was made by randomly stamping, using archival black ink all over an A4 sheet of card with clock & key images. Once the ink was dry I applied acrylic paints in reds oranges & browns. I added touches of gold & left to dry completely. Once I'd stuck my Mona onto it, I added bits of eggplant chalk ink to give more depth to the colours.
I inked the edges with back & stamped a floral flourish in Brilliance coffee bean.

13 comments:

anne said...

ooooooooooooooo very nice. I really like your 4x4

Kathy Maximo said...

Very detailed and very beautiful!

Andrea, said...

Fab card Paula, I love the background it looks so effective

Susan said...

Great work using what you have on hand. The background is very pretty.

Eleni said...

This one is absolutely beautiful!!! I love your clock stamp! :D Love the inking!

Myriame said...

Very beautiful, the context is really beautiful

michelle said...

wow.. you have antiquing mastered. This came out so great!

Simple Journeys said...

Thank goodness for some extra pics stashed away! I have accumulated quite a file of them. So fun to sort through.
This piece turned out very nice!

jadadog said...

I love how this turned out!! I have that same clock stamp!!!! Pretty colors!

Anne said...

Oh Paula, I've not been around for ages - I've missed so much on your blog! Wow, you've been busy and productive again! What a load of fabulous work. I love your Christmas cards, but this 4x4 is fabulous! I am really trying to keep up! Will be in touch soon ;o) xx

Rein said...

Gorgeous, wonderful background!

Hermine said...

GORGEOUS!

Alexandra Knittel said...

FANTASTIC!!!