Man -- I thought I made it to day 7 only to realize it's the sixth.. lol. :) I'm having a lot of fun trying to work up a new inspiring piece each night. Thanks for still being here! :) I am hopping with a big group of Halloween lovers via Smeared and Smudged to stamp for 31 (THIRTY ONE!) days. Today I'm revisiting some stamping on chipboard and texture building with this Moon Beams Wall Hanging.
Yum >>> So this project actually started out as something completely different. Who else can ever say THAT, right? haha. The base of the wall hanging which is actually that 3x4 gray card in the middle started out as a piece of Canson watercolor paper. It's been built upon with layers of gray acrylic (blick,) Liquitex glazing medium and Golden fluid acrylic in carbon black, and highlights of blick gesso. There's lots of layering paint down, heating with a heat tool (That's how you get the thick bubbly effect from the paint,) glazing, wiping, and more.
The moon you may be familiar with --- it's the Man in the Moon chipboard piece from UmWowStudio. Today I used the same flat solid piece, but opted to stamp it with the Dictionary Page from Viva Las VegaStamps! in Archival black by Ranger Ink. Then, I layered the outline portion of the chipboard set right on top to create this really great layered frame effect. The two pieces have been glued together with a wet 2way glue by Elmer's.
I really love (if you haven't noticed yet) using ephemera and neutrals.. so I opted to mat the piece in some super grungy old book text I have laying around. Thankfully I have a REALLY great local friend who loves old stuff just as much as me.. we tend to find great ephemera and other things, then share! Doubles our collections that way :) I also wanted a pop of color.. so chose a really great green Silk Ribbon from May Arts ribbon to hang the piece with. Moon Beams from Viva Las VegaStamps! was stamped in Archival black on white cardstock then cut apart and adhered down.
I'm always really inspired by other artists... I could seriously list about a million of them. Well just recently I fell in love with Tina Walker's loom work. I just love the whole overall feeling of it, and so I wanted to sort of replicate the fibrous nature of her weavings. I pulled out one of my favorite May Arts ribbons : the crocheted lace. I love to take a pair of scissors to it and really tatter up the edges... but leave the middle alone so that it still has a sort of "kept together" quality. It's been adhered in place between the card and background with wet glue, then adorned with little shaped pearl beads.
The End. <3 <3 Thanks for joining me again today! Let me know what you think of my wall hanging. I did a whole set of "ingredient" stamps that are very Halloweeny for VLVS! and so might do a series to hang up on the wall or in a frame for this time of year. Stay tuned!
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