Sunday, February 8, 2015

Layers and Layers and More Layers

I began by gluing pieces of leftover projects onto the substrate (which is an old Word Perfect Manual).  Gluing is sometimes a Zen like experience for me. I don't have to think about it. I can just randomly glue paper.  Next I stenciled the bird using Golden Anthraquinone Blue and a Stencil Girl stencil.

I drew the window with navy blue Stabilo All pencil. I used a water brush to lightly paint the blue.  The green is acrylic paint I bought at Tuesday Morning. I used pieces of waxed paper on the windows so the colors would be a little muted.  Next I used a Crafter's Workshop wood grain stencil and Artist Loft's burnt sienna paint to stencil some wood grain.  That stood out a little too much for me so I went over it with a bit more green paint.  It still needed something so I added the cream lines using Golden Titan Buff and a credit card.  I mixed more of the green acrylic with some embossing paste and then use a piece of drywall tape for a stencil to get the little squares of texture.

I added Titan Buff to the bird and then stenciled again with the dark blue.  The Buff was too bright so I dry brushed a bit of the blue over it to give the bird a two tone blue look.

Link to: Journal 52, The Documented Life Project, Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every day and T Stands for Tuesday.


  1. I love to see another person who gets down and dirty with imagination.

    All you named you did. Your a brave little soul.

    I love it.

  2. This is a fabulous piece that belongs on a wall; it reminds me of a trompe l'oeil. I like the muted window patterns too. Altogether fantastic Boo ((hugs))

  3. This is incredible, Boo! Composition, colors, techniques, all!


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  5. This is absolutely adorable...good job!!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. How sweet of you to join us for T this Tuesday. This is beautiful art. Layers always make the art have such depth. Very lovely piece.

    Not sure you remember, but I visited you each week during the latest SOC. I even told T I had "met" you through your art. I am still working on the heart book T gave me from you back in 2008.

    Thanks for joining us for T (not to be confused with the human T-grin) this Tuesday.

  7. Your art is really lovely, and I enjoyed reading your process. Happy T Day!

  8. Lovely piece...and very much enjoy the description of your process! it is always fun (at least to me) to hear how you achieved the end result!

  9. I agree...something about gluing papers down is very meditative. Lets your mind go blank and relax.
    Happy T day!

  10. Nice DLP windows challenge.
    Happy T-Day! :)

  11. Hello and Happy T Day! I love this, so pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing and enjoy more crafting time.