Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mein Kindern,

Hello everyone, guess who! Yes, I am officially back from the world of broken arms and creating up a storm.  I really wanted to do something special after my longgggggggggg absense (thank you all for staying tuned)  So here is a layout and details of the canvas collage that I did with my favorite pictures of my children.  Enjoy.
 The first thing I needed to do after finding the perfect photos for this projects was to balance our the hard and soft backgrounds to represent both a boy and a girl.  For my son, I layered chipboard pieces that I made using 3/4" wide strips from my leftover box and cut them roughly into 1 1/4 in pieces (the rougher the edges the better the brick workl.  I glued them down over the picture and then used artist paste as my mortar.  After that dried I took a mixture of Starfish glimmer mist  with Fired brick distress ink and painted it on using a small brust.  The effect was exactly what I was going for.
For my daughter I used some lace to soften her side of the collage layout.  For my primary inspiration I used Prima's new line Romance Novel.  This collection was created by a wonderful artist Marion Smith. 

 To stay with the theme of Romance I used a technique that I created to make a rose vine running up the middle of the layout.  I used a few diffterent rosebuds to make it more interesting.
 To really highlight this I laid out a foundation of diffterent flowers from Iamroses and Prima.
And of course one of my own.
And of course I had to use some Tim Holtz

The collection has some beautiful chipboard elements that worked perfectly for this layout.
I think the final result is exactly what I wanted and can't wait to display it.

As always thank you for stopping by and taking a look.