Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Here is a piece of art I created on Monday. I started out with a background made blending Faded Jeans, Dusty Concorde, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint distress inks. Then I inked around the edges in Antique Linen. I stamped my main image, Botanical Script (Tin Can Mail Collection by Inkadinkado) in Archival Black ink then bleached out some of the colour from the leaves and Hydrangea blossoms & the butterfly.

Once dry I stamped in my words DREAM and BELIEVE both by Crafty Individuals. The corner butterfly image is from the minature people & places book 1 which I transfered onto the design using clear sellotape to make the design more translucent. I added the border stamp detail along with a butterfly & circle design saying what a wonderful word (all 3 by Crafty Individuals)
As a final touch I painted in some of the blossoms using Artists Acrylic Ultramarine Blue paint and I added Artists Acrylic Gold paint to the leaves and also lightly dry-brushed the same gold over the word BELIEVE to highlight it.

At first I though this design looked rather "messy" but the more I see it the more I love it. No idea at this stage what I will do with it, but I think it would look great as a focal image on an altered notebook! Preferably a blank Kraft one :0)


Carol Q said...

I don't think it's messy Paula, I think it's lovely, nice soft colours too.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful, Paula! I love the layers!

Karin said...

I don't think it's messy either, Paula. In fact I think it's one of my favourite pieces that you have made. It's really beautiful.

Chris said...

This is beautiful, Paula. I love that Inkadinkado image and the colours are wonderful.

Hermine said...

So colourful