Here today with a Tribe post for Gwen Lafleur.
I must tell you,when I get on a run with something,it seems there is no stopping me! heehee as there are many more projects filling my art desk right now with Gwen's Art Deco line of stencils leading the way...thanks Gwen for the inspiration!
So,let me tell you a bit about this piece as you look at the photos...
(sorry no step outs)
Gorgeous, glorious coloring-eh?
and how about those yummy,scrumptious, textures?
Modeling paste,embossing paste, #EmeraldCreek #BakedTexture embossing powder-Oh MY!
It all started with this canvas that had some background marks on it and then was put away;because my mind wandered elsewhere. The colors were built up gradually...before Gwen's Deco stencils came into play.
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I just love the richness of the colors and textures of this piece. a bit Bohemian I think
to the right you see markings of another stencil of Gwen's Art Deco line- Art Deco Sunburst Background
The main stencil here is Gwen's Art Deco Bookplates.
The layers went sort of like this...
thin layer of modeling paste-let dry
embossing ink and Seth Apter's new Deep Sea #BakedTexture embossing powder,set with heat tool
At this point I wanted more depth,so....
to the inside of the Book Plate,I added a thick coat of clear embossing paste- let dry slightly
next added more of Seth's Deep Sea embossing powder.
Here I took the heat tool and from a distance,slowly let the powder #Bake into the paste-this was a glorious scene to watch!(and yes,this part took forever but was so worth it in my opinion)
You can see the difference in the embossing paste and ink here with the #BakedTexture .
The Deep Sea around the inner circle was with ink alone and the outer design with embossing paste.
I was loving the stencil design's circles of coloring so much I decided to keep as is,by applying a few layers of Glossy Accents.
How yummy are those textures??I rubbed some of the Silks Acrylic glazes over the raised areas, again,more is more as we texture,color junkies like to say!
After all the colors and textures were dry and set, I added the final embellishments.
Gold antique findings I have had in my stash for years,finally found their place.
Gwen added these GORGEOUS Irresistible India Sari Scraps to her shop !
When my order came in the post,I was blown away and knew this purple scrap had to go on my canvas!
I also used another piece of the purple Sari Scrap that I tore and wrapped the this fabulous Gold Beaded Wire to use as the hanger as well as top off the Sari.
and now the view of the finished hanging
I am absolutely thrilled with how this turned out-I do believe this is my favorite piece I've made! ")
Thank you so very much for joining me today - I hope you found something here that sparks your creativity or inspires your muse!
peace & love
Just a bit of FYI about Art Deco...
taken from Wikipedia
Art Deco,sometimes referred to as Deco,is a style of visual arts,architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. During its heyday,Art Deco represented luxury,glamour,exuberance.It took its name,short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925.It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials.Art Deco was a pastiche(an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work,artist,or period of many different styles)sometimes contradictory,united by a desire to be modern. It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and exquisite craftsmanship.
Gwen Lafleur's shop products:
Baked Texture Embossing Powder-Deep Sea
Art Deco Background Stencil and Art Deco Bookplates Stencil
Irresistible India Sari Scraps- purple
Gold Beaded Wire by the yard
Other Products used:
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics~
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide,Cobalt Turquoise Hue,Cobalt Teal Hue,Dairylide Yellow, Raw Sienna, Payne'sGrey,PhthaloBlue,Quinachridone Magenta,Quinachridone Gold
Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste
Colourarte Silks Acrylic Glazes~
Honey Amber,Golden Monarch,Teal Zircon,Jazmin
Vintage embossing gold findings
8x10 Canvas panel
Find out more about Seth Apter and his new lines(click link)
Learn more about Emerald Creek and their products(click link)
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