Welcome! It's time for our April ePlay challenge at eclectic Paperie and this month Sherry is our hostess with the mostest. She has chosen the theme "Wood" so we want to see projects where you have added something made of wood or where the substrate itself is wood. I had a 5.5 x 6 x 1.5" block of wood which I decided would be perfect for my project. I love the chunkiness of it. I adhered some Idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap to the front and four sides of the block using Matte Medium and covering it again with another layer on top. I love how the colour of the wood showed through and gave me instant aging. I helped that along by applying Vintage Photo Distress ink in random places with the applicator tool. The edges were inked more heavily a second time. Spun Sugar was also applied here and there to the front.
Torn scraps of three papers (black cardstock, rose coloured DP, and yellow DP) were layered across the bottom after having been inked with either Vintage Photo or Victorian Velvet Distress inks. Stencilling was then done with black gesso pounced through the TCW Mini Circles stencil. White gesso was patted onto a TH Harlequin stamp with my trusty finger and stamped over the background in a few places. The yellow paper was way too bright and clean for my taste so the colour was knocked back by applying Vintage Photo over it. The corner stamp from TH's Classics 16 was applied to the background using Jet Black Archival ink. You can just make out a bit of it in the bottom left corner.
The star topper across the top of the block was cut twice using Alterations Star Cluster On the Edge die: once from the rose coloured DP and once from black cardstock to create a drop shadow. They were glued together and then popped up on dimensional foam. Doodling with a Pitt pen, highlighting with a white coloured pencil, Remnant Rubs elements harlequins were applied to the top along with the word Imagine and some Christy Tomlinson Doodle Art rub ons. Silver sequins were adhered to four stars with Glossy Accents.
The reason for the star border came from the fabulous quote from Wendy Vecchi's Art Comforts stamp set. It was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink onto a scrap of Printery paper which was then inked around the edges with Black Soot DI before matting it with black. It was backed with a scrap of cheesecloth and then adhered to the background.
The sweet little girl in pink comes from a Hidden Vintage Studio image collection called Just So Bossy. Her name in the collection was Bossy Bonnie...an oxymoron if you ask me...lol. She was fussy cut and inked around with Spun Sugar Distress ink and a black Big Brush pen. Her wings were from my computer file. They were stamped with Victorian Velvet and Wendy Vecchi's Background Mesh stamp. The corners of the wings were coloured with a black Sakura Glaze pen and they were outlined and doodled on. Bonnie was matted in black before she was given her wings and then they both were popped up on foam tape.
To finish the block, words and phrases from Idea-ology Remnant Rubs were scatttered around the piece. Christy Tomlinson Doodle Stitch rub ons were also added. Two small and three large enamel dots were adhered to the wings and the corner for the shine and the dimension. White gesso was pounced through TCW's Mini Punchinella stencil onto the four sides. A small finial and two wooden doll head beads were painted black and added to the top and bottom respectively. The final touch was to add black Big Brush pen to the edges of the front and sides.
And that's it, that's all for my response to Sherry's wood ePlay challenge. I thank you for dropping by today...both Bonnies love that! If you get a chance stop by the eclectic Paperie blog to see Sherry's amazing project to launch the challenge. Watch the thumbnails below her post to see the links to the DT pieces as they are added. We'd love to see your link added as you play along.
Life is good; so is art.
Here are links to the eclectic Paperie store for some of the products I used: