Sunday, July 18, 2010

Altered Frame

This project is for an altered art swap I'm in over on SCS hosted by my friend Jen. I used a retired SU set that I love called Sketches. I also wanted to use watercolor paper and the brayered sky technique. I really like the effect of the brayered sky on the watercolor paper. I stamped my image in Palette Burnt Umber and masked it, then ripped a piece of scrap paper and used one half to mask the bottom while I brayered the sky (colors: Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, and Not Quite Navy), and then used the other piece to mask the sky to brayer the sand (Sahara Sand). I used my Aqua Painter to water color the woman. Background is some retired SU paper that I love, Timeworn. I used some burlap ribbon from and shells from Mike's floral dept. I made my own rubon with Grafix Rub Onz; you can read all about them here. This turned out to be more trouble than it was worth as I could have just printed it on the kraft CS, but my original plan was to put it on my image or the BG paper. Anyway, I do like the way it turned out. Frame is from Wal-mart. I was going to use the glass but the shells stick out a bit too far. I really had fun making this. I hope people like it, but if they don't they can re-gift it or put it in a yard sale or something. Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Sassy Scrapin' said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Super job....Hope I get one!!! heheh

Jen A said...

Hey...where's the pink? LOL. Seriously this is beautiful! Makes me miss the ocean.

Chris said...

yeah. where is the pink you were threatening??? i do love this, the colors are fabulous!! this is something i would def use. i have a room with beach-y theme stuff in it...might have to put a bug in jen's ears...lol nice job with this!!

Banu said...

WOW!! This is just stunning. Mine seems so pale after this. Loved the details and techniques that you have used. Awesome.

Michele L. said...

WOW... i love this framed art!!
very cool indeed. That netting is just so perfect~