Friday, May 30, 2014

Feeling the Sunshine!

We had Sunshine - gloriously sunshine - for three whole days in a row this past week!!  So while I was out working in my gardens, I had and idea of a project I would make for this weeks posting. - I love garden art- simple art, organic like- that's the way I roll ...
so please read on...


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I first drew a sun with rays on heavy paper and cut it out.


Time to use up all of the tissue paper in colors I am not fond of.
 I scrunched and crumpled layer after layer and applied with Decoupage mat gel - this took a few days to dry thoroughly(outside on my table) 
After that was dry I covered the piece with a good thick coat of gesso and more drying time.


While all this was drying I pulled from my stash some beautiful 
 handmade paper to stencil on.
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Here I used the Japanese Geometric Series  stencils. I used the Hemp Flower and Seven Jewels  for my piece. I pounced on the yummy shades of Luminarte Silks for sheen and shine! The colors I used are : Sunburst, Sunflower,Ginger Peach,Pink Anthurium,Persimmon,and Spicy tomato.

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Once the sun shape was dry , I gently tore strips of my stenciled paper and decoupaged those on the sun..the yellows on the rays and the pinks for the center.
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Once everything was dry... I trimmed loose papers and...


Out came the Inka Gold Metallic Rubs. I loaded my fingers and gently rubbed across the peaks I had made with the tissue paper earlier on.. For the rays I used Orange. And through the center of the sun I used yummy Magenta.






Haven't decided if I want to mount it yet...I am taking it to Kamp this weekend and maybe just hanging it on the back deck as it is! If I do- I'll be sure to bring back photos!!
 Thanks for joining me and don't forget stop back Monday for a new post from Gabrielle!  

 and in case you are wondering why I spell Kamp this way...I'll post when I get home about it-
 Kamp Se'Krit~ that is! have a great weekend!
")  Jackie

15 comments:

Karla B said...

This is super fabulous Jackie!Love the tutorial, my friend!

Darlene Campbell said...

Ah, it's Kamp time. NOTE: Stay away from the poison ivy.

Brilliant sun project. I think Kamp would be the perfect place to display it.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

I would attach a hook and hang it on the wall. Looks great! Wonderful idea on getting rid of the ugly tissue and gessoing over.

Renee said...

Amazing project! Love your use of stencils. I hope you post it where you can see it every day. Think Sun!

Ruth L said...

Jackie I love that yummie tissue paper texture and the stencils are looking so good on your sun! Great work my friend xoxo

Nancy TeWinkel said...

It is pure sunshine on a cloudy day! Well done!

NatashaMay said...

Oh, what a fab texture. :)

Electra said...

Beautiful, Jackie!

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a gorgeous sunny post! This is just bursting with glorious warmth! I will be so interested to see what you eventually do with this lovely Inca treasure! Julie Ann xxx

Bev said...

Oh what a great project know it will look fabulous wherever you hang it .hope you are feeling better and love to Chum and the girls lol

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful...what a HAPPY piece!
xoxoxo
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

How sweet is this. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Have a great weekend. xox

JackieP Neal said...

Wow! Thank you everyone for your great thoughts and comments! After reading a few thoughts and suggestions here, I am reworking my sun a bit and will post photos soon! thanks again!

Anita Houston said...

You are such an amazing and cool artist! Love the techniques on this sun!

Bind said...

Nice Sun Jackie. I am not familiar with the materials you used. So, following the links to see them. It is going to brighten the wall for sure.