The Graphics Fairy. I took the image and transferred it to my gesso painted canvas.
This project is for my little brown eyed girls 25th birthday present. She's always been interested in fashion. Even as a toddler she was always changing her clothes. Once I found her standing on a chair looking at the clothes in my closet.
"What are you doing, Heather?" said Mommy.
"I looking at your pretty clothes, Mommy." exclaimed the little brown eyed girl.
At three years old she wanted her first sewing machine. She got one, it used markers to mark paper, but worked just like a sewing machine. It looked similar to this:
For this color challenge I decided to use it as a jumping off point for a birthday gift for my little girl. First I added the graphic(above), then I added collage paper. I found some vintage patterns at a local thrift and used the paper to add some personal touch to her picture.
Of course Sookie had to add her 2 cents to the project.
I had to give you a shot of one of my favorite storage containers. I love finding old lunch boxes at thrift stores. This little beauty was just sitting there waiting for me one day. Also, you can see some of the papers I used for the collage.
Here's a partially finished picture and oh boy! Do I have a finish for this baby. I can't wait to get to the last touch. It is gonna rock!
Once the Mod Podge dried I added some random stamping.
Next, I'm going to add a layer of beeswax to the collage. Right now, I'm
waiting for the wax to heat up and writing this post. Should be ready anytime!
By the way, I learned this technique from an article in this magazine Somerset Holiday Celebration 2010 and artist: Lucy's Crafty Life I was waiting to check out at the local craft store and was flipping through this magazine. I saw this picture Lucy Edson "flower garden" and KNEW I needed to learn how to do this technique.
Here's our little brown eyed girl:
|Xmas morning 2010, just hangin' out|
|Heather and her step dad 2009|