I hadn't had a chance to play in last week's mixed media where we were to create a modern art piece using a new technique for us. Today's Technique Lovers Challenge was to honor our hostess with the mostest, Joan with either a CASE of one of her cards or to use one of the techniques she's shared with us in the past. When I saw Sallie's card today I knew I wanted to try the "Pounded Flowers" technique. Luckily I didn't have to fight any bears in my yard (as one of the players did when the technique was first posted) to pick some wild violets. I used watercolor paper to run my flowers through the Big Shot to get the colors of the flowers and stems as the start of my mix. I then used a paintbrush and ink from my ink pad lids to add some: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz. I scribbled a Ballet Blue marker on acetate and added water to wash my bg. Then I used Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi markers to add more definition and some "impressionist dots" to my violets. I used a Sahara Sand marker to add some shading around them and then took two petal shaped MS chalk inks to add some extra blues in the bg and edges. I framed with Concord Crush and created a scored frame on Pear Pizzazz base. I stamped my sentiment in Concord Crush. I splattered a few water drops and pulled off a bit of color in spots.
I have photos of the process on my blog
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013 GMT Views: 985
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Mon, May 06, 2013 @ 1:42 PM
Beautiful! I must try that technique and avoid the bears!
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Mon, May 06, 2013 @ 7:09 PM
This will always be one of my favorite techniques...I'm so glad you didn't have to chase away the bears...LOL!!!! Your violets look fabulous and the scoring around the edges adds such a classy touch!!!! Thanks for joining in all the birthday fun!!!!