Wednesday, May 8, 2013

She Loved To Collect Trinkets And Treasures

Today, I would like to share an 8 x 10 canvas that I created with the Scraps Of Elegance May Kit-Yesterdays. I just love all the She Art pieces that I have seen others do, and have wanted to try my hand at them, but wanted mine to reflect me and my own style. I kept trying to wrap my head around how I would want mine to look and then I was reading through my "Sew Somerset" magazine and there was an article by Carrie Payne. Carrie is an artist who loves to sew her She Art pieces into quilts, and she confesses that she is a "Magpie" which is a person who collects things, especially things of little use or value, and  to which I can so relate. I am definitely a Magpie!!  She creates her quilt "She"  and gives them dresses with little treasures tucked into them. I wanted to give my "She" a similiar look, but decided on layers of pink and white, glitter tulle to get a more airy look and feel.

 I did tons of medium layering to get the background. I painted the first 2 layers with  white acrylic paint, then used a stencil and Jaquard paint to create the background pattern. I then misted, using the mist in this month's color add on, and sponge painted some pinks and golds in. I did another stencil layer using the Shimmerz Texture Pantina in this month's C.A.O. , and  stamped with a crackle stamp, added seed beads, and used some of the rub ons from this month's embellishment add on, and layered in some of the Gina's Design Doilies. 

The face and arms were created from some of the kit Prima Fairy Rhymes paper, and then I added card stock hair that I used some more rub ons to add pattern and then accented with a small rose. The "body" is one of the Prima Resist Canvas pieces from the Embellishment Add On.

I created the "dress" by taking layers of white and pink tulle that I gathered with my sewing machine, and then added in lots of trinkets. The flower at her waste was created with a Petaloo trinket from the E.A.O. that I added gems to, and the bottom metal piece was from that same Petaloo pack, and I just inked it and added a pearl center. All the little canvas pieces and banners were the Prima resist canvas, and the button was from the E.A.O. The trim was from the kit and then I added in a few stashed treasures as well.

My journaling appropriately reads "She Loved To Collect Trinkets And Treasures". All the butterflies are Prima Resist Canvas that I added seed beads and wire antennas to.

I really love how this turned out!! It really reflects my love for collecting things and I enjoyed getting to try something new. I don't think it is something I would like to do often, but it is always fun to push yourself out of your element and to try something challenging. I hope you find the time to try something new, and to express yourself through art. It really is freeing.  Hugs, ~Renea


Desire Fourie said...

An awesome canvass with beautiful colouring and textures.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Papercrafting Princess said...

Oh my goodness, it's lovely and I love the details in her dress!