ARTASTIC JULY CHALLENGE 2016 ~ Down to the country...
Well, sort of. This month's ARTastic inspiration comes from this painting
by Elioth Gruner, called 'Spring Frost Study':
I was really attracted to the light and the sunrays....plus the softness of the colours.
The CRITERIA this month is 'A COUNTRY/RURAL THEME'...
OK. So this was a 'process'.
Started with cleaning my scrap room up & deciding I did not like this canvas
that I'd done of Tom any more.
So I ripped off as much as I could, then gessoed over the rest.
I was looking for some bubble wrap & came across this butterfly tissue paper.
So, in the interests of country/rural themes, I then gessoed that on top:
Next, I grabbed my sun-rays stencil & mixed texture paste with paint:
Then smooched on some Heidi Swapp colour shine between the rays...trying to
get the 'look' from the painting!
Added some errrr 'post modern' Australian gum trees! They were stamped
then heat embossed....then I scribbled some pen over then to try to make them more
tree-like. Let's put it this way. They are 'representations' of trees!!!!!!!
Finished, they turned out OK [ish!!!]
I keep seeing a man's face up top left. Freakish. Can you see him??!!!
And here's a closie of the sun rays centre & some writing I also scribbled on:
Now, you might be thinking. Oh yeah. Another canvas. Fine and all that. But what the
hecky-peck USE is it? Well....here's a hint...
Does that help? I've got so many LOVELY photos of flowers & scenery from our
recent trip to the UK. And I want to SEE them. Not just in an album. Soooooooo:
There y'go. I was pleased as punch. Took a bunch of my fave photos that I'd edited & put on Instagram, printed them out & I'll swap them once a month.
From further away in my room:
I'm sooo happy with this 'upcycle'!
And finally, the whole project WITHOUT the photo attached:
And a quick look again at the ARTASTIC inspiration for this month's challenge:
Thanks so much for staying to the end of this 'process' with me!
Take care & I hope you will join us at ARTastic this month:)