Friday, 9 October 2009

Enchanted Decades

ACF 44 provided the picture of the woman to do with what we like. So this week I decided to create a hand-made collage.

To the right hand side of my background I added some paper that I had previously coloured with Starburst Stains. Hopefully, the light in the photo picks up the glimmer effect. I then stamped on a large Tim Holtz decoration with Distress Ink in the left-hand corner. To create a shabby effect I dribbled water through this, causing it to run a little. More stamping (Tim Holtz again), this time using black Stazon Ink. To soften the background and make it more cohesive I painted on a wash of burnt sienna acrylic paint. Having torn out the image of the woman, scrunched the paper, rubbed on vintage photo Distress Ink and edged it with black, I stuck it on the background. Lastly I added the DooDads, also edged with black.

Hopefully, the finished collage creates a sense of reminiscence.

8 comments:

Kris Dickinson said...

What an amazing bg! Great job!

Femmy said...

great card!!!

vintage wil said...

What a gorgeous background !!!

sija said...

Wonderful, great background.

LiveArt said...

What a fantastic background, love it!! Beautiful collage!!

Linda

Ozstuff said...

Your background is superb - and what a lovely frame it is for the beautiful lady. Great work.

Betty said...

Wonderful collage.

Hermine said...

Gorgeous, great background

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