Once again, Hels and I have been skyping away, having a blast coming up with new projects to try. We're sort of on a collage / stencil kick, but we're having fun with it, and really, that's all that matters. Here's our "recipe" for today:
- 5 mini canvases (joined together with screw eyes and jump rings)
- Dimensional embellishments
- Sari silk ribbons
- Tape of choice (masking, washi, tissue, etc.)
- Stencils with medium of choice (gesso, texture paste, paint, spray, etc.)
- Book text
- Ink sprays
- "Something Old" (in the spirit of USE your stash!)
- Message / words of choice
Here we go... here's my finished project!
I started by wrapping the edges of all 5 canvases with the fabulous "subway" tissue tape, which I've been hoarding. Then I decided to break out my 7 Dots Studio papers (by Anna Dabrowska) again. I used the reverse sides, which are much more subtle and give more opportunity for adding color as desired. I distressed all the edges and inked with gathered twigs distress ink (my new *favorite* brown). Adhered to the canvases with gel medium.
Here's my "something old"... I've had some natural colored fibers by Maya Road for about 2 years! Decided it would be the perfect addition to this neutral color palette, so I wrapped various fibers around each canvas, stringing a bead onto each one. Love the one above with all it's hairy-ness!
Next up, I added the hand-stamped words on each canvas, which I tried to match to the embellishment I used. And the final step... a very light spraying of ink (Dylusions worn leather - former UK line).
The canvases were all joined together using Tim Holtz' screw eyes and jump rings. I used Tim's ruler on the "centering" side to mark 1" from center on either side - so easy to make sure everything lines up when you use the centering ruler... love that! I hung the entire piece from a twig off my tree and some sari silk.
Hope you're enjoying these "recipe" challenges - I know we are! And wait til you see Hels' project... she's outdone herself yet again! Be sure to pop over and check it out HERE.
Til next time!