Sunday, 24 June 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Eggs

I have been stamping a lot recently with the latest Oxford Impressions plate (The Bird's Nest) and had a whole pile of bits and pieces left over so I have used them to create a wall hanging collage called "New Beginnings" for this week's Wednesday Stamper theme of Eggs. All of the colour is via Adirondak Color Washes in Bottle Green and Butterscotch (which I need to buy bulk I think, it is such a versatile colour!) with a bit of walnut ink and a lot of water. The collage is made up of several layers - a tag, heavily textured watercolour paper and heavily scrunched (and then ironed) photocopy paper all stitched to a backing layer of lutrador for strength.

And as an addendum to this morning's post, Natalie has asked about the background technique: Paint a piece of heavily textured watercolour paper (the cheap stuff!) with two shades of blue acrylic paint. Mist the paper so that it is wet enough to manipulate the edges. Lightly tear strips from the top layer to create white streaks through the shades of blue. Apply light washes of blue paint to parts of the background to tone down the white and to add variation.

22 comments:

Enidan said...

wonderful! love the colours you use!

Hermine said...

Great colours. Love the stiches.

Alexandra Knittel said...

wonderful card.

KardKrazy said...

The colors you chose are stunning.
Fantastic piece!

Willy said...

Beautiful collage!

Sanja said...

love the stiches too. :)beautiful work!

Viola said...

Gorgeous work! So beautiful!

Jacquelines blog said...

Wow Debbi, you where really busy. I love the things you did lately, tell me the secret how you managed to work on six pieces??? I reach to four.....

Silvia said...

Great work in beautiful colors.

Dianne said...

Beautiful work as always Debbie, about comments wel your such a sweet heart its all goo:):)
Love your rust pieces , its really one of my favorite things to do..

Natalie B said...

Debbi you have been so productive and I love everything you have done. I have a sewing machine on order from ebay and can't wait to use it on my art!!! teehee not on clothes, just purely art.... thanks for sharing the background tech. big hugs nat

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the colors and images! fantastic piece!

Night Owl Designs said...

I love it! Great stamps and I love the "?" embellishment ;o)

moni said...

It's so nice. I like it.

great moni

enjoy said...

i love the stiches, colours and the images ;-) GREAT

sanny said...

Wow, stunning work, love this !!!

johanna said...

soooo beautiful with matching text:)

Annes Art said...

prachtig Debbi !!

Kaz said...

oh I love this, the colours are gorgeous, and great composition too. lovely work

tina's space said...

This is great Debbi. Love the green.

Clau said...

Beautiful colours. The stitches are great!

Suzan-- said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the green!!