Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Book of Dreams - Week Two {Layers}

I am a little behind on my Book of Dreams entries, so I am trying to get caught up this week. Got up early today and went straight to my studio to work instead of going on the usual distracting trips to run errands. Since I am the world's worst procrastinator I have to be very disciplined with myself otherwise I would never get anything done....which seems to happen ALOT these days!

Week Two's challenge was LAYERS. I love to layer and do it on practically everything I create. Layers add depth and interest to a piece. The problem I have is getting myself to stop layering and say the piece is done....finished....finito! Even with this piece I still think it needs something. I will let it sit for a while and come back to it and see how I feel in a couple of days. It's hard for me to say a piece is finished because alot of times when I step away from it another idea will come into my head. I guess my artwork is always evolving.

On this entry, I started with gessoed pages and then applied several layers of Golden paints for the background. After that I used some patterned tissue paper...I like using tissue paper because it is translucent enabling you to see thru it. I cut out some of the flowers from the tissue paper, mounted them on cardstock and applied them to the page using 3D dots to give them some dimension. The green tag is a leftover distressed piece of card stock from a school project my daughter just turned in. She was going to throw it away and I said, "I'll take it!" (I am such a packrat!) Some of the script paper is actually from a letter my 95 year old aunt wrote to me. The words are rub-ons - love rub-ons!!! Now I am off to work on week three. Hopefully I will be able to complete it before ArtsyMama posts week four tomorrow!


Lilli in Vancouver said...

This is Gorgeous! Love the flowers :)

Jeanne said...

Thanks Lilli...I have a "thing" for flowers.

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