I am so excited to be sharing this project with you today. I am the guest designer over at Frilly and Funkie today. I was so happy to hear that the challenge theme is the Sound of Music. I am a huge music fan. When I am home there is almost always music on. My taste is pretty varied too. You never know what song might pop on the iPod next!
My first concert was Madonna back in the 80's. I was ten. It was out in Foxboro Massachusetts, where the Patriots play. We had nose bleed seats. She looked like an ant. I still know all of the words to her songs. Ok, enough about me, let's get to the project.
I started by covering my canvas with Collage Medium and Melange Tissue Wrap. I like bumps and wrinkles, so I squashed it around a bit. I added a layer of Collage Medium to the top and some bits got Crazing added.
Once the canvas was dry I added texture paste through my mini stencil from set 25. Then I layered on my color using Broken China and Faded Jeans Oxides inks on the base. I went Distress Crayon crazy using every shade of blue. Once all of the blues were on I added some walnut stain to random edges.
I took some old sheet music and added it to the back if the canvas using Collage Medium and Crazing Medium.
While the sheet music dried I worked on my interior piece. I cut a piece of matboard, added a piece of paper from the 8x8 Etcetera pad, and inked the edges in Pumice Stone.
I cut heavy chipboard using the Crescent Moon and Stars die. The moon was covered with Antique Linen Distress Glitter.
The various stars are covered with different things, some are covered with Pumice Stone Distress Glitter, some with Emerald Creek Hammered Metal Embossing Powder, and some with Emerald Creek Charred Gold Embossing Powder. The moon and the stars covered with Distress Glitter were grunged up a bit using Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, Ground Espresso, and Vintage Photo.
My little paper doll is colored using Worn Lipstick Distress Marker on her dress. I used the same color for her bow, but I used my Oxide ink to color it. I love how it is a bit darker.
When the back was dry I colored it using Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo Distress Crayons. I sliced it up like a very uneven pizza and colored the edges again.
I have to admit when I turned my canvas around and saw this I was pretty nervous. I used my glue gun and glued the curls to the edge of the canvas.
I added in my moon and stars. I used foam tape to adhere them to the background. I then added my little girl and her clipping sentiment(there's that Madonna reference).
I stepped back to look at the canvas and something just wasn't right. It didn't look finished. I took out my girl and added a mask to the moon. I splattered in Black Soot, Picket Fence, and Tarnished Brass Distress Paints. I added Dina Wakley Sterling for some heavier splats. I popped my girl back in and added her wand.
I cut the Quote Chip using my Tonic scissors and added Tarnished Brass Paint to the edges.
The finishing touch was using metallic gel pens and my black Fude ball to add scribbles all over.
Here are a few more detail shots.
I hope you like here and thank you so much for stopping by!
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