Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MAC #5


The Making Art Challenges on the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group are fantastic.  The artwork being shared is very inspiring and full of wonderful ideas!!  Lori, our hostess and list mom, is doing a fabulous job of coordinating these challenges!!!  This is our 5th challenge and the requirements are to use a scroll and some chipboard letters.

I started with an Art Parts base - 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"... it was one I had stamped on, messed up and thrown aside  so to cover up the mess I glued (Ranger's new Glue & Seal matte) on a piece of paper from Tim's new paper stack crowded attic.  After it was dry I sanded the edges, stamped the script image (Studio 490 Live and Make Art set) with clear ink and embossed with clear powder...  Inked over the whole piece with Distress Stains wild honey and then gave a quick spray of red pepper Color Wash to the bottom right corner.  Inked around the edges Distress Ink brushed corduroy.  Wiped over the embossing to remove any extra ink.  Stamped the stem and leaves (Studio 490 Sketch Art set) onto the background with Archival Ink olive and also stamped the leaves on a piece of grungeboard.  Cut out the grungeboard leaves, inked them with peeled paint (both sides), flicked some water on the front side, blotted and dried them (this gave variation to the color), and stamped on the script with Archival Ink coffee.  Wendy recently shared a couple of posts on her blog about how you can attach paper or metal to her Clearly For Art, emboss it using an embossing folder, and when you heat it the embossing remains.  I wanted to try this and chose to do so with the flower.  I attached a piece of Tim's paper from the same sheet as the background to a piece of Clearly for Art large enough to stamp the flower using Ranger's matte Glue & Seal, dried it, stamped on the flower (Sketch Art set) with Archival Ink maroon, cut it out, embossed it using Tim's swirls folder, inked over the swirls with Distress Ink rusty hinge, heated the flower to soften the Clearly for Art so I could shape the petals, and also gave the flower a spray of sunflower Perfect Pearls Mist.  Stamped the dotted scroll image (Studio 490 Art Parts set) on the background with Archival Ink jet black several times.  Attached the flower and leaves with matte medium.  Layered up some Ideology (2 gears and a foliage) attached them together with an orange brad and glued them to the center of the flower with matte medium.  Stamped the saying (Sketch Art set) on another scrap of the same background paper with jet black ink, trimmed, distressed the edges with Tim's paper distresser, inked the piece with wild honey leaving the center lighter, inked the very edges with black soot and attached to piece using a piece of grungeboard to pop if off the background.  "life" is Maya Road chipboard letters (Jonathan) inked with peeled paint and stamped with script image using coffee.  Ideology hinge clips and ball chain for the hanger.

9 comments:

Irene said...

Holy Smoke this was a lot of work.

Marjie K said...

Stunning!

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

So pretty!

Eileen said...

Just one word.....WOW!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Beautiful Wanda!! Such a pretty pretty piece...and oh so true!

Robin Gasser said...

Always love your work, Wanda!!
RobinG

Karen said...

It's lovely Wanda. Thanks for sharing how you made it too.

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, ahhh, oooohhhhh, this is .. stunning Wanda!! x

Lori said...

I love this, so wonderful!