Thursday, May 10, 2018

Guest post for A Vintage Journey~Learning to Fly

 Hello again! I am here absolutely delighted and honored to be a
 Pinworthy Guest for
 And I was thrilled to learn this month's challenge was music,picked by Alison Bomber! 
I am a Huge music fan!
(so again due to my recent surgery, not much typing but loads of photos)
 Grab your cuppa and look along!")

I started out using a piece of packing board from stickers I had purchased,nothing goes to waste! This became my substrate and it held up extremely well for the amount of layers of product I applied to it.
Learning to Fly,is the song I chose and  you may know there are two different songs with this title.
I chose the one written and sung by Pink Floyd,one of my all time favorite bands.
 If you are not familiar with the song-

Again,going to my stash of "discarded materials"I used this frame that I scored from a "free" box at a garage sale,no picture or glass,but I knew one day I would find the perfect project for this!

coat of black gesso to start
some rubon's and layers of yummy textures

tissue paper music and yummy crackle

Butterflies...I just love them!
I typed out and printed some of the lyrics and aged the paper before attaching it.
I layered gesso, modeling paste,heavy body gel and loads of colors-all in the blue family, one color I do not usually use

I attached my substrate to the frame and continued to add more product and completed the backside as a bit of a shadowbox vignette, using the clear plastic sheet that came in the stickers pack as well.

Thank you so very much A Vintage Journey gang for considering my Mixed Media Tri-Perfecta piece Pinworthy and asking me to guest design!
 It has been a delight and honor to do so!

Hello dear friends!
Thank you so very much for your continued visits. I hope to make my way around slowly but soon. 
Meantime, I can't tell you enough how much your comments and well wishes mean to me!
sending out huge hugs,
and Peace&Love
Jackie ")

List of products used:

Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy
Tim Holtz Ideaology Rub Ons
Tim Holtz Music Tissue Paper
 Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean,Broken China

Various stickers

Butterfly graphics are from Gwen Lafleur

String-my stash
recycle picture frame
recycled matte substrate and plastic cover 


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my Jackie what a double treat not one but two displays of beauty. Your butterflies sure do look glorious upon those textured backgrounds. Your pictures give us so much insight into how you have created these works of art. What a fabulous find that frame was and a great way to display either side how ever the mood takes you. Stunning!!
Thank you so much for sharing..
Healing Hugs Tracey xx

Valerie-Jael said...

This is such a wonderful creation, love the wonderful colours and textures you achieved. Well done on being picked, too. Loved seeing all the images. Look after yourself, and get well soon! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jackie this is stunning, love that blue colour, - you should use it more often lol, the butterfies look just magical against all that wonderful texture and crackle! Thanks for the link to the PF song, I am listening to the song as I read and write this.

Hope you continue to feel better and have a great weekend!! xxx

Redanne said...

Wow, wow and wow again Jackie, what a striking and gorgeous make! The blue is incredible and I just love the beautiful butterflies. Seeing the words to the song took me right back... one of Pink Floyd at their best I think! Thank you so much for Guesting with us at AVJ with this wonderful project - that frame was a brilliant find!!

I hope you are taking it easy.....! Hugs, Anne xxx

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness, Jackie - you've really done us proud for the Music and Words theme. Such stunning textures and layers, and those butterflies look so happy in their vivid blue sky. Magical!
Alison x

Ann Barnes said...

Wow Jackie, this piece is amazing! I am a big fan of music as well; and am familiar with your inspiration. Such a fantastic take and truly stunning piece from the colors to the elements, you nailed it! Hugs to you. ~Ann xx

Bryan Evans said...

That blue is just stunning!. Love all of the textures you have created and love the use of the materials.

Karenliz Henderson said...

Jackie this is gorgeous! Love all the layers and textures. Not one but two displays in one!!! WOW

froebelsternchen said...

This is absoultely divinely Jackie - wow wow wow...a fantastic piece - it is simply gorgeous and AVJ must be pleased with your fantastic piece for sure!
So well deserved to be picked as a Pinworthy there! Your pieces are always so unique and out of the world beautiful dear Jackie!
Thinking of you and sending healing wishes and enjoy the weekend!
Hugs, Susi

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

>>> MIND BLOWN <<< WOW Jackie! This is so very incredible! Absolutely beautiful, meaningful and oh so artistic! I have this EXACT frame at home in my stash and feel the need to drive to NY and have you teach me how to recreate your work. :) :) :) LOL! You've made my day with your awesomeness and inspiration and the lyrics truly bring a smile to my face. Big hugs, Autumn

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Oh PS. Congrats on your feature - you rocked the AVJ blog today my friend!

ArtyDiva said...

WoW!!! Jackie you rock everything you do! This is full of Jackie style - color, texture, fab text... xox

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This is super super super cool, Jackie - I can not tell you how much I love it and I'm so glad to see you out and about in blogland again! I was so worried about you, but you seem to be back to your old happy self - and even outdoing yourself with this beautiful project. Those complimentary colours just pop off the page! I'm just soaking them up with my eyes! xxx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Jackie,
I'm so so glad you have been (able to be) busy; and I'm assuming your healing and strength are coming along. I already know where your heart is! (creating <3) and your
work is beautiful; textural and colorful. Congrats on this Guest Feature"!
Loving all the layers, colors and interest. Keep taking care!~
(I'm away from my studio for a while but still enjoying visiting around:)
Hugs to you friend, karen o

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jackie, hope you are feeling a bit better. This project is brilliant, all that gorgeous detail and the blue against the butterflies colour just works so well. The picture frame complements the piece perfectly. Have a great weekend and big hugs, Angela xXx

Kate said...

Oh so pretty! The blue against those Monarch butterflies are beautiful. And such yummy texture.

Margik said...

This piece is absolutely fabulous, Jackie! I especially adore the frame.
Love the great textures, colors and super design!!!
Mar :)

Coco said...

Wooooow Jackie!!!
This piece is absolutely wonderful... Exquisite creation, full of texture, depth, scrumptious blue shades and butterflies, LOVE it!!!
Hugs, Coco xxx

Sara Barker said...

Holy smokeroonies, Jackie! I would have loved to have been a butterfly on your craft room wall when you made this! You have rocked the blue, the "rock" of Pink Floyd, the frame, the crackle, the texture, everything, all on this one AMAZING work of art! Without a doubt this is my favorite! Your crackle and enameled butterflies have totally blown me away! I think I just put a similar frame into the yard sale box. Brought one home from a sale yesterday, and as a promise to myself, purged 4 others in exchange. I think I overdid that trade, and may have to steal this one back :):) (enabler!) By the way, I was a huge PF fan in my younger days, and it was fun to watch part of the video. Brought back memories. Thank you so much for being our very special Guest Creative Guide at A Vintage Journey and for all your amazing hard work on this project. I know it couldn't have been easy for you in your recovery process. Sending hugs!

Dorthe said...

Dear Jackie, a most gorgeous creation, dear.
Soo amazing texture, in your background, I need to look all over again, it is stunning, dear friend, that blue is to fall in love with... and oh the crackle and wonderful butterflies , I love the shine you put on to them .
Congratulations, dear friend, with the Pinworthy pick, you really deserves it .
Happy Mothers Day to you Jackie, I hope your Sunday has been wonderful . Big hugs from Dorthe- xxxxxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in AWE of this entry for several reasons, my love of Pink Floyd not the least of which. I love recycling, too, and your use of products that most would send to the recycling bin was genius. I love the idea that nothing goes to waste at your home, either. You put so much into this, including your beautiful photos. Of course, I simply adore the frame you got free, too. It's a wonderful and stunning completion to your lovely entry. And butterflies are always fun to use in art. Of course, there are so many layers, I was very, very impressed. It's a genuinely gorgeous piece, and one worthy of Pink Floyd's Learning to Fly.

BTW, thank you for visiting my blog, even when I've been so busy I was unable to visit back!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just read about your operation and saw your video before it took place. It's nice to know you are on the road to recovery. I've heard that art heals, and I suspect it helped in your case!

June Walker said...

A beautiful and inspired piece Jackie. I love the textural features and of course the butterfly theme. So happy to hear you were chosen as a guest artist for' A vintage journey', well-deserved! Glad to hear you are feeling better after your operation!! Wishing you a speedy recovery. Kisses from Susie(kitty).

Karenliz Henderson said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS. You should teach! Just saying like I always say and I will say again in August!!!

Lynda Shoup said...

Jackie!!! You used that frame in such a unique and perfect way! The whole thing is so beautiful. Love all the textures, patterns, dimensionality. And that blue! I'm not a devotee of blue, but think it works so well in this. Great piece!

Julia Aston said...

What an awesome Words and Music project Jackie! That blue is stunning with the wonderful pops of color with your glorious butterflies! So many layers of paint, crackle and color - your free frame was the perfect base for your project. Congrats on being chosen Pinworthy and thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at AVJ!! Julia xx