Friday, September 13, 2013

eclectic Paperie & PaperHaus team up to celebrate


Well, we have been excited about today for a while now and it's finally here. PaperHaus, a wonderful online magazine, has invited its advertisers to be part of their year anniversary celebrations. That means that many of the eclectic Paperie design team will be posting projects on the eP blog all at the same time. That's a rare and exciting event plus we have the added bonus of being linked up at the PaperHaus anniversary post. And as if that isn't enough, the theme is Autumn which is my favourite time of year.


I started out with an 8x10" canvas to which I adhered two torn stripes of corrugated cardboard from an old box. These were placed at the top and bottom of the canvas after the corrugation was exposed. The middle area between the cardboard was layered with pieces of the paper torn off  to expose the corrugation. It was adhered with Matte medium. White gesso was dry brushed across the top or hills of the corrugated paper, heavier in some places than others.


The face is Wendy Vecchi's Queen of Art stamp which was applied to white cardstock using Ranger black Archival ink. Colouring was done using layers of Prismacolor pencil, a little black Micron pen, and some white paint pen and then the face was cut out. The edges were inked with black Big Brush pen to get rid of the white edges and frame her face more dramatically. She was glued to the canvas using foam dots in the center of her face where it overlapped the area without the cardboard.


Now, the leaves...hmmm. I began by printing a maple leaf outline many times on white cardstock using two different sizes of the image. Then I sprayed the opposite side to the printed ones with Dylusions Ink Sprays: Postbox Red, Melted Chocolate, Squeezed Orange. Lemon Zest, and Fresh Lime plus lots of sprayed water. Once the pages were dry, I began to fussy cut until I had all 48 of them cut out. I know...I'm crazy but I had this picture in my head and I wanted to see if it would work IRL. The edges of the leaves were then inked with Distress inks :Vintage Photo and Barn Red. Then I just started adhering them around her face overlapping close to it and spreading out as they were getting farther away. The ones in the gully between the two pieces of corrugate were popped up with foam dots.


The partial quote "For everything there is a season" was done in two fonts. The top two words were letter stickers placed on heavy kraft cardstock which was then torn and inked around with Vintage Photo DI.


The lettering at the bottom is Idea-ology AlphaParts Ransom. White paint pen was used to dot each letter. The clock and the chipboard flourish are from Bo Bunny's Timepiece chipboard collection. The flourish was embellished with three brad tops adhered with foam dots. The last finishing touch was to ink the four outside edges using a Walnut Brown Big Brush pen right over the cardboard and the torn paper to frame the mixed media project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm so glad you did that. If you get a chance, pop over to the eclectic Paperie blog to see the amazing makes created by the rest of my talented team mates. And if you happen to drop by the PaperHaus blog be sure and wish them a Happy Anniversary and continued success.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Here are links for some of the products I used that can be found in the eclectic Paperie store:








17 comments:

Micki said...

oh wow girl, your leaves are wonderful. I truly thought you had die-cut them. I absolutely love how the face pops out. Love that red/orange color and then those blue eyes. It looks awesome.

Giovana Smith said...

Beautiful!I don't think I can cut that many leaves!!Love your project!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that face! So Dramatic! And your leaves are GORGEOUS! The sentiment with the timepiece are just the perfect details for this!

wendy vecchi said...

she looks FABULOUS!

Laura Turcotte said...

Stunning work!

toni said...

Gorgeous Bonnie ! love that beautiful face peeking through the leaves x

Jeanann said...

A M A Z I N G

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful!! I just LOVE the colors, all the leaves are amazing!

Frea Konings said...

Hi BOnnie, I love this super canvas you made!! Hugs Frea

ParkNSlide said...

Spectacular! The maple leaves are gorgeous---a riot of glorious color. You've performed magic from an old box.

Tracy said...

STUNNING Bonnie, the leaves are beautiful and must have taken you ages and the face..wow!!!
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxo
Have a great weekend!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Fabulous canvas, I love seeing each of the layers and the details for each layer, fantasic. I definitely want to try this myself, love the finished art.

Andiepants said...

I LOVE the face on this canvas!!! So awesome over the print and with the leaves and the colors and the swirls and the corrugated cardboard and....*gasp*

joy said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it. It must have taken quite a bit of time to create this masterpiece; but the results are just stunning. Thanks for sharing your process with us!

Erin Smetak said...

Ok, I don't know if my first comment is hanging around anywhere, so just wanted to make sure you knew that your project ROCKS!!!! OMG, girl! That face is amazing! And the leaves?! To die for!

Tracy said...

WOWZA! The cardboard adds such great texture and I love the beautiful speckled effect you got for the leaves with the sprays. More amazing techniques. TFS! :-)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie!

Lucy x