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. 


  1. So sorry about your broken arm, but glad you're back to creating! Your collage is beautiful and the details are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful multi-media love the detail and brick work. What a great job at contrasting hard and soft backgrounds. You really made this work. Again what amazing work!


  3. Wooooohoooo She's back!! With a point to prove!! That she is a extremely talented artist and is here to stay!!! L O V E it Jennifer. I so wish we were neighbours, so we could sit and crop the evenings away. That would be so much fun. I love your work and I'm sure You would teach me some new tricks So great to have you back. Glad you are all healed. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my new blog layout! How awesome hey to be one of Sept/Oct's guest designer. I'm still kinda in shock.

    Great to have you back!!!!