Friday, August 26, 2011

What's True Is True

The following is a layout that I created with my Scraps Of Darkness August Kit-Envy, plus some pieces from past kits, and it is based on a song that my husband, and I wrote together. He came to me with this fabulous, artsy idea and he had the music and some of the lyrics down, and wanted to know if I wanted to help him fill in some of the lines, and I immediately jumped on it, because it was right up my alley. Very moody and dark with a twist. The song is about a woman, who at first you think is reflecting about someone she is in a relationship with, but then you realize she is looking into the mirror, reflecting on herself. The following is the lyrics:
 
mirror mirror
tells only the truth
While keeping my secrets
safe in this room
lost in the shadow
nothing seems clear
face to face
a stranger appears

Chorus:
ONE GLIMPSE
THAT CAN SHOW ME
JUST ONE LOOK
TO REMIND ME
THERE’S ALWAYS A DIFFERENCE FADING
TO WHAT’S RIGHT TO WHAT’S WRONG
LOOKING THROUGH LONELY EYES
TO THE BACK OF MY MIND
WHAT’S TRUE IS TRUE
I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME
WHEN YOU CAN’T SAY YOU LOVE ME
WHAT’S TRUE IS TRUE

THIS LOOKING GLASS
HAS A HANDLE TO HOLD
I PULL IT UP CLOSE
WATCH THE TRUTH UNFOLD
BUT THE TRUTH IS I’M LYING
THE SECOND MISTAKE’S
LIKE THE FIRST ONES I MADE
ARE ALL VERY PLAIN LIKE THE LINES ON MY FACE
NEVER LEARNING
Chorus:
Repeat


Bridge:

THE REFLECTION REVEALED
FEELS COLD ON MY HANDS
GUILT WRAPPED UP IN SHAME
TRAPPED IN THE FRAME
WAITS THE GHOST FROM MY PAST

I CAN’T MAKE YOU FEEL
INSIDE WHAT I FEEL
I CAN’T MAKE YOUR LIES
BE TRUTH FROM YOUR LIPS
I CAN’T MAKE TODAY
BECOME YESTERDAY
WITH A MAGICAL GLASS
FROM A FAIRY TALE PLACE
I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME
YOUR ANSWERS ARE WRONG
SO BACKWARDS AND FAKE

I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME
NO YOU CAN’T SAY YOU LOVE ME
WHAT’S TRUE IS TRUE



I started with a piece of stash card stock, then punched the gorgeous black and purple Robin's Nest
pp from this month's kit. I then took and mixed gel medium with acrylic paint and stenciled the design onto the pp. I took a piece of stash black card stock and punched a circle from it, took some more pieces of card stock, inked and distressed the edges and then layered them in behind the photo. I took one of the Pink Paislee mistables from this month's kit, misted it with some of the Colorinz Mist from last month's color add on, added some stash Prima pearls and tucked it into the card stock layers.


 I then distressed the edges of the photo and wrote my title onto the mirror in the photo. I added two glitter butterflies to the corners, for dimension.


I created a strip from a stash piece of card stock, punched it, set some glitter brads and did some lacing with some white ribbon that I dyed black. For the bottom collage, I took gel medium mixed with acrylic paint and made a layer. I then took some of the Pink Paislee Mistable Fuzzy stickers and created a collage. I painted each piece with the H20's from July's color add on, and then spot painted the acrylic paint with H20 and Tattered Angels black glam to get a multi-dimensional, yet monochromatic look.

I added a Prima trim piece from May's kit, then took a Chipboard Corset that I purchased from the Scraps Of Darkness store, painted it with TA Glam, added some glitter glass and then laced it with some purple embroidery thread. 


I took the Prima pink flowers from the kit and painted them violet with the H20s. I then cut out some leaves with my Sizzix in black and hand detailed them in pale purple paint.


For the final touch I distressed and pushed down the upper left hand corner, tucked in some tuile that I hand dyed, and added a piece of chipboard that I painted with TA Glam and then took one of the mini roses from the kit, painted it with H20s and popped it in the center.

Wow, I did not realize that I did so much painting and technique work until I was typing this out. I love to paint and doing these really artsy pieces is one of my favorite things to do. I encourage you to pick up a paint brush, grab some color and see what happens. You don't have to be a Rembrandt to enjoy the art of painting! ~Renea



9 comments:

Shona said...

gorgeous, love the colors and the dimension....stunning :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

So incredibly STUNNING! WOW!

lost coast scrapper said...

One of my all time favs, just incredible and I love the song you to did, beautiful!!!!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Becky Andersen said...

Wow...that song is wonderful and this Layout is stunning! Love it! hugs!

Esther said...

WOW!!!!
So gorgeous!!!

KellyCreates said...

This lush, gorgeous page is the perfect reflection of that wonderful song you two wrote!! AMAZING!

Cindy Gay said...

I especially love the stenciled gel medium/acrylic paint design. . . will have to try that!

Sharon (Fritchey) said...

This is the first time I am visiting your blog! I can't believe that I have not done so before, Renea! The song is amazing! And your page is so full of wonderful, strong, and beautiful details along with that gorgeous photo! Just perfect!!!!! TFS!

Stephanie Lansberg said...

Gorgeous -- all of those lovely layers of purple! Oh, and that dress she has on!!! Love the song lyrics too! Fabby!