Friday, 13 April 2012

Artful Times - Challenge 2


I decided to go with a 6" x 4" postcard for this weeks Artful Times challenge.  I made the background by spraying various inks and colour washes in shades of green onto a piece of card.  I then took a piece of cling film, scrunched it up and sort of unravelled it a bit and stuck it over the top of the card for about 2 hours.  Once it had dried I carefully peeled it off.  I then randomly applied acrylic and eco friendly paint in no particular fashion.  I stamped the image onto acetate using black stazon.  I inked all the fabrics up in either green distress stains or spray inks.  The green piece of twill in the middle is behind the acetate and has the word 'dream' on it.  The side and bottom pieces were applied with the glue gun.  The image was printed off, cut out and stuck on top of the acetate, so there are actually 3 layers to this postcard.
So please feel free to pop along and join in with us this week over at Artful Times.

20 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely, Sam - I like this a lot x

HeatherLynn said...

ohh..very nice! love that girl image, too!

Sue said...

Fabulous postcard Sam, I love all the layers, looks very touchy feely x

Von said...

Lots of layers and textures going on here Sam :) brillaint postcard
Von x♥x

Neet said...

Gosh, I didn't realise it was three layers Sam, I love this postcard - great textural look to it.
Hugs, Neet xx

Lottie said...

Oh my word - it's love at first sight - this is just a perfect postcard and so much work has gone into it

Sandra's Spot said...

This is fab Sam I love the layers and techniques you have used thanks for sharing. Hugs Sandra X

Helen said...

fabulous postcard - so detailed, and it looks amazing.

Susan LoveRibbons said...

Nice work Sam!!! what great idea to stamp on acetate and then color in!

Deborah said...

Such a lovely postcard, Sam. I really meant to do last week's challenge but time just slipped away. I will see what I can do with Green.

Burnice said...

Great Sam, loving the idea of the cling film.
Burnice x

Shairon said...

Gorgeous postcard, Sam. Great colours and layout! Hope you are all mended now. xx

Julia S-W said...

Really loving this! I have a picture of my Grandma which looks so similar to your girl image - gorgeous! This is one of those pieces of work which just begs to be touched - sooo tactile!
Juliaxx

downrightcrafty said...

love the green lace edge on this and how the young lady pops out off the page
Hugs Kate xx

Alison said...

This one needed closer inspection, & the background is gorgeous Sam! xox

chrissie said...

Brilliant. I love how the white dress, socks and bow stand out against the rest of the piece.

xxx

baileyrosy said...

Gorgeous card ! Love the fabulous colours and that image is fantastic had a little zoom in so i could see the fab techniques you have used here.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful background and a great image.

Dawn said...

Wonderful PC like all the greens Dxx

hazel said...

A fabulous postcard Sam, I love the background.
xxx Hazel.

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