Friday, March 15, 2013

Sparrow Canvas

For those of you who didn't see my post at eclectic Paperie, 
I'm bringing it here to you today. 
Today I have a canvas to share with you.
This piece is 4" by 12"  and is 1 1/2" deep. I started by tearing paper from the "Hope" collection by Authentique into pieces approximately 1"x1" and collaging them on to the canvas I used blues in the upper left and blended to browns in the lower right. The patterns and colors were a little strong so I muted them with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, these paints are nice and creamy and they are transparent so they let some of the color and pattern from the paper show through. 

Next came layers and layers of stamping with Staz-On inks through the Studio 490 Wendy Vechi Dots & Stripes Borders stencil and the dylusions 5x8 "letter jumble" stencil by Crafters Workshop as well as punchenella. The tree trunk is made with some mulberry paper from my stash. The sparrow is by Becca Kallem. I used Faber Castell Pitt pens over the printed image and blended all of the elements with Faber Castell big brush pens. 
The phrase is from an old hymn I love and on the back I put the write-up from Wikipedia about the origin of the hymn. 
I hope you are inspired to tear up some paper and make a collage project of your own, the shop at eclectic Paperie has all of the wonderful goodies you'll need - 
thanks for playing with me!


sandee said...

I did see it over there and left you some love too! Your work is simply stunning!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

DeeDee said...

This is so totally gorgeous and inspiring!

Angella Dee said...

another awesome piece of art . absolutely love it. I havent done much art lately. Hope I will have some "zing" to do some soon. :o)

Nolene Burnett said...

So beautiful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Positively gorgeous!!

Anita Houston said...

PINNING! The size is fabulous, and the base is so cool! Love the sentiment and the whole design is wonderful!