Thursday, January 8, 2015
Paper Artsy has changed their challenge format to a two week challenge, which is great that just gives us more time to play and do more involved projects. This time the challenge is "Fragile Papers". I was inspire just hearing the video explaining all the different "papers" you can use as I started pulling papers out of my stash because I have at least one of everything. This can be anything from old book pages, vellum, mulberry, handmade, wipes with mop-up on them ect. for my first project I used some old wipes I had saved after cleaning up from another PA project. My colors are Dusty Teal and Amethyst from one of the limited edition sets. These wipes have been hanging around my desk since before the summer ended.
I had just cut out this silhouette from the cover of a magazine, fits perfect on a tag. So here we go .... I used my pinking shears to cut strips of the baby wipe, tied knots in the top to get a more fluffy 3-D look started adhering from the bottom up. I did have problems with the knots, I really questioned why these were breaking off so easy? When used on baby bottoms, sure they are delicate but really? Then it dawned on me to try to wet them I knew they wouldn't run because PA Fresco paints are permanent. It worked and the rest of the knots were easier. Since I'm also determined to use up some of my stash I was hunting around and decided the big purple button and small black flower button could be used as earrings, The flower in the hair was a no brainer I edged it with some PA Amethyst, While searching I came found a pack of vellum flowers with these ferns in the rest is history had to use them. I coated the edges with gesso and added some Rock Candy glitter.
So now that you are at the end ...... Remember when I said it is my first project? Want a peek at what I'm working on?
I first mapped this out on typing paper, now it's on tissue. I will be trying to follow the tissue painting video here wish me luck. More to follow.
Posted by Colleen at 3:42 PM