Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Moon Beams - Day 6

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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  1. Amazing piece of art, love the moon and the textures and the tone of night blue

  2. This is so freaktastic! Just love the chipboard moon and your textured background is yummy to say the least!

  3. I love the paper behind the mood. Idea I'll have to try.
    The lace looks good. Adds a touch of class.
    thanks for sharing.

  4. OMG!!! This is GORGEOUS! I'm still in love with at moon and the texture behind IS certainly YUMMY! That fabbo lace is the kicker. WOW! xxD

  5. Love this, that chipboard moon is fab!

  6. Amazing piece! I love the background and that framed moon.

  7. Love the texture the ribbon gives it and that moon is fab xx

  8. I love this LOVE IT! STUNNING BEAUTIFUL! I am such a moon and lace freak and your texture...so awesome!

  9. This is such a wonderful wall hanging! I just love the bubbly background and the crochet edge

  10. Stunning!!! Then all your work is!!! Love the tattered lacy ribbon... that moon is awesome! Great techniques! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  11. Awesome - Love all the layers and that moon! Thanks for the method description...

  12. Love the moon and textured background, wonderful!

  13. Stunning card, I love the textured background and how the paper sits behind the moon. Beautiful :)

  14. I do love that moon. Very nice how you have used it.

  15. This has delicious texture! It has so many wonderful layers and love the ephemera elements.