My pc had a fit over the weekend so I've been using my lap-top for everything since Saturday. It's my back-up computer that I used mainly for photo manipulation and taking it with on vacations. It doesn't have office on it which I really need for lots of stuff. You know that feeling when things just aren't right. Well it's put me in a funk so I've not been feeling real creative.
So today I thought I'd try something different. I decided to try and create a vintage collage and limit it to a single color palette....
This is what I created so far....I had a few false starts but after I left it set for a bit I finally got to a point where I'm liking it. It might be the colors that threw me at first. I wanted to go browns leaning towards a vintage rose color in the flowers.
So here's what I did....
First I pounced VersaMark through some lace...
Then sprinkled on clear ep and heat set to melt.
Next I stamped on a few flowers
and set about painting with some Prima watercolors and stamped on the rest of the flower with StazOn inks.
Next to add the browns - I scribbled on Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels. I used a waterbrush to blend and spread them over the canvas. I used some of the pretty peach color (see the previous photo) in the large open area to blend it all together.
I pulled up some of the color in areas with a baby wipe through a stencil.
Here is one of my screw ups - sort of. I thought it needed some gold so I applied some Creative Medium over my distress harlequin stencil. As you can see when I hastily removed the stencil some of the CM came up with it... @(*%&@(*&%# That's when I left to take a break.
So I came back after supper and peeled the CM off completely - I really like how it looks now! I stamped some text across the canvas and then stamped the bunch of roses. Once the roses had dried I added a bit of watercolor to the flowers.
I stamped one down in the corner too. I added some black modeling paste over a really pretty flourish stencil from Deco Art (one of my fav. stencils!)
I then took a black colored pencil and sketched a bit around each of the roses to make them pop a bit.
And that's where I'm at with it at the moment. I'm not sure what to put in the open area. I thought about using a stamp to add an important word but all of my word stamps (dream, inspire, etc.) are all too small. For a fleeting second I thought about attempting to write something but hand writing on an almost finished canvas scares the heck out of me. Any suggestions?
I did get word this evening that my computer is done!!! YEAH :) They had to replace something and re-install windows. I may have lost some info but I don't care - it's done and I will be back in business tomorrow!!! Can't wait - it's like an old friend that has been missing
Blick Art - Canvas
Imagine Crafts - StazOn, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, VersaFine
Deco Art - Stencil, Black Modeling Paste
Prima - Watercolor Paints, Water Soluble Oil Pastels
TCW - Stencils
JFF Stamps - Text Stamp
Deep Red Stamps - Rose Bunch
Altenew - Peony Stamps
PrismaColor - Colored Pencil