Monday, July 12, 2010
Christmas in July
'Christmas Carols' is the image that uses the Distress Powder technique (a combo of Black Soot, Weathered Wood & Walnut Stain). Around the tag edges I distressed with several browns before scraping the edges for texture. A bit of black on the very edges and I was content. The reindeer were stamped in a combo of Sepia & Coffee Archival inks; the music in Black Archival ink. All the stamps are Tim's.
Love how this tissue tape calendar fits on the fragment; not perfect but close enough. I ran the Gold Paint Dabber around the edge. The brown & white ribbon has Fired Brick DI run over it and a touch of GPD. The Bazzill poinsettia was white but colored with FBDI, Mahogany DI and a touch of Walnut DI with the edges tipped in GPD. The Bazzill holly leaves have some Peeled Paint DI on them and are also tipped in gold. A tiny gold brad anchors the two. The Maya Road chipboard letters have FBDI and PPDI on them. I ran the FBDI from top to bottom and the PPDI from bottom to top...kind a fade into each other look. Again, I added GPD to the top and bottom edges.
It's too hot to contemplate Christmas today but perhaps I can sing (or not!) and get my art spirit to help me along with my next project.
Hope you have an artistic week!