It's Blogger's Challenge Friday Again! This week we were charged with finding something around us to inspire our artwork.
This week I chose to recreate one of the prints from my Living Room Fireplace. These prints are so graphic -- I have always liked them...and have long thought that I could recreate the look of them with stamps. On the left is the print I was recreating, and the right is my creation.
When I started, I thought that I could really make it interesting by using mulberry paper and batik to recreate the look by layering them onto card stock. Then it hit me -- the real challenge for me would be to create the look on one sheet of background paper with masking. I am thrilled with how this came out.
I started with plain white glossy paper, then masked off each section with torn paper. I used the print as a guide for where to stipple each color and the placement of the leaves. In some areas I stamped the leaves with VersaMark before stippling to achieve the batik look...
When the white glossy was fully covered, I mounted it on tan paper, then embossed a "mat" around the vanilla with the ScorIt Tool. I then trimmed it very close to the embossing, and mounted that on deep burgundy paper to mimic the frame. I am so happy with this!
Make sure to check out the other inspiration pieces from the players in the blogger's challenge in the list on the left. I hope you are inspired today!!