Sunday, July 13, 2014

Compendium of Curosities Vol. 3 Challenge Week No. 6


This is my altered burlap panel for CC3C #6 based on page 39 of Tim's book which is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I have been playing with a lot of texture in my journals using joint compound and chose to try a couple of techniques on my burlap panel.  My background has the joint compound pressed through a stencil (one is a bubble layering stencil by Tim Holtz and the other is a Crafter's Worshop Balzer Bits stencil) which was colored with both Distress Paint and Stain once it was dry, and I also used joint compound on muslin strips to create the dress skirt for my embellished vintage image of the beautiful Lily Elsie. I let the edges of the skirt drape over the end of the canvas - I'm not sure if I should leave it that way or cut it off level with the edge of the panel.  What do you think?

Here are a couple of close-ups of the texture. I highlighted the high spots with Old Silver Inka Gold rub - it gives a cool luminance to it.



7 comments:

JanBianchi said...

This is really nice and well done. Love it!

Annette Green said...

Oh my goodness, is this ever lovely?! I adore how you created the dress with muslin. Such a great background as well. Thanks so much for playing along in the CC3 Challenge. Well done!

kit cochran said...

I saw your canvas on Linda Ledbetter's blog. It's very compelling. I love the textures. They convey the spirit of the picture nicely. Very well done. Congratulations on art well done.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Fabulous!! Leave the skirt billowing over the edge, IMO. It says to me bohemian abundance and abandon. LoVE thiSSS!

Yvonne said...

I really love the all the texture you have going on on our panel! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us in the CC3C!

Anita Houston said...

Jaw just dropped! The dress off the edge??? WOW!!! The embossed background??? WOW!!! This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along on our burlap canvas challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Maura said...

Congrats! This is gorgeous!