Only a day late for this sketch. I started it yesterday, but wasn't able to finish until today. I turned the sketch on its side to fit the images I wanted to use.
On white c/s, I brayed the different colors of Distress Inks, starting w/ the mustard in the middle and using progressively darker inks toward the edges. I stamped all the silhouette images w/ coal ink, added white highlights and used markers to add shadows beneath the images. The panels are edged w/ black, layered on the s.sun then a black layer.
The long side strip base is the g.green w/ strips of s.sun and 2 sliced off strips of my image panel bordered by black. In place of the center layer, I used some straw mesh ribbon w/ a few edge strands removed to give the frayed edges.
Raffia was tied thru the buttons before they were glued on. I was going to put a sentiment, but I sort of ran out of room, lol, so it will have to be on the inside.
Registered: May 18, 2008 Location: Virginia Posts: 24376
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 @ 3:45 PM
OMG Julie, this was definitely worth the wait. My friend, this is beyond STUNNING!!! Your colors, images, outlining, straw mesh ribbon, raffia, brayering, buttons and photo shoot all scream "ARTIST"!!!! Beautiful job and it popped right out at me on the upload. I knew it was YOURS!! TFS!!
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