This happens to me a lot... a phrase or song lyric will go round and round in my head until I'm pretty much forced to allow it to play along. If you want to listen while you look, You Don't Bring Me Flowers is the song that invaded this creation!
I know this song was triggered by the new toy I was playing with to create the stone urn on this piece... there's something very melancholy about old stone planters in my head, and that dictated how this piece took shape.
Jennie has just added these fabulous Katy Sue Designs silicone moulds to The Artistic Stamper shelves. There are some really lovely and intricate moulds - and I thought this little trio might have dollshouse potential as well as crafty applications.
I had meant to use some air-drying clay, but when push came to shove I wasn't patient enough to wait for it to dry, so instead I melted some beeswax in a tart tin, using my heat tool, and poured that into the moulds.
Regulars will know that when I need melancholy, I usually reach for the Gibson Girls, and this woman was perfect for my purposes.
I stamped her in Potting Soil Archival onto some Distress Watercolour Cardstock, and then used a mask to allow me to ink and stamp around her.
Worth it for the shimmer - though it's hard to capture in a photo.
The book page ivy strands had been sitting around on my desk for ages (created for this art journal page at the beginning of February, but then that needed something darker).
Despite the layer of beeswax covering them, they're pretty fragile, so it's a miracle they've survived this long!
The watercolour panel is layered up over some distressed book pages...
... with some die-cut paper lace tucked under the edges.
Another crack at that shimmer here... with lace and book page and corrugated card and all!
The words are stamped on another piece of watercolour cardstock...
... and inked around the edges.
I rather like all the layers of distressed elements, and the masking of the main image which I think really makes her pop.
A couple of eyelets and some pale twine, and it's ready for hanging.
Artistic Stamper stamps: Gibson Girls #1, Calligraphy Mat #19
Katy Sue Designs Silicone Moulds - Pots and Urns
Tim Holtz Spring Greenery Decorative Strip Die
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Doily
Distress Watercolour Cardstock
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
Archival Inks - Coffee, Potting Soil
Fresco Paint - Stone, Snowflake and various others
Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence
Mini Blending Tool