Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Marie, A Day At The Shore, And A Gorgeous Giveaway

I just finished the pages for my friend Lill's Marie Antoinette journal.
(check out her blog....she does some awesome stuff)   Page 1:
I started out with some watercolor paper, which I covered with gesso, then added some torn up bits of paper doilies, then more gesso.  Added color with portfolio pastels and perfect pearls.  After that, I took some paper from one of Tim Holtz's new paper stacks, distressed it, tore it, inked it, put some rub-ons on it, and glued that down.  Oh! I almost forgot....before that I had sewed some gold tulle onto the background, but wasn't crazy about how that looked, so  it is mostly covered by the TH paper.  You can see some tattered strands of it showing at the edges, and that's OK with me.
As for Marie, she started out as an image from a PID collage sheet.  I added lots of ribbon and other blingy stuff to make her skirt and painted over her blouse.  Lots of gel and glaze pens on the hair and hat, plus a real feather.
 Page 2:
The background is the same as for page 1.  I stamped the bird cage lightly, then stamped over that with Marie on a swing, lining up the ropes so it looks like the swing is suspended inside the cage.  Marie is colored with pencils, glaze pens and gel pens.   After I took the photo I added a little journaling, but packed it all away before I could take another picture.
Lill asked for a tag from everyone, and I made this little shoe:
So much for Marie.  Now, as for the day at the shore....that's the theme of this month's PID jackpot, and this is the 4x4 canvas I did:
The background is lots of texture done with tissue paper and gel medium, colored with acrylics.  Some text, partially hidden by the gauze I used as a net.  Real shells.  The fish is something I received months and months ago in a grungepaper swap.  Yep, it's made of grungepaper, don't have a clue how, and it is fabulous!  Sadly, I have no idea who sent it to me, but if someone out there knows, please tell me so I can give credit where it is certainly due.  The bathing beauty is from a PID pin-up sheet.
Now, the gorgeous giveaway.....my friend Val is a super talented artist in many media, as well as a very generous blogger (free graphic downloads there daily).  Right now she has been churning out beautiful and eclectic charms and turning them into stunning necklaces.  One such beauty is on her blog as a giveaway, so if you want a chance to win it, hurry on over to The Sum of All Crafts NOW!!
I think that's it for today.  I really have got to do some laundry, but I guess you didn't need to know that.

13 comments:

Scrapping Mom said...

Absolutley wonderfu Art pieces you ahve made....

c.louise said...

As always wonderful art work Eileen.

Diann said...

I'm loving all of your ART today, Eileen! You do wonderful Marie Antoinette ART but I'm loving your PID 4x4 bunches! Thanks for the link to Val's site and the giveaway she has is just awesome!
Diann

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen I love each of these pieces...I love reading about all the steps you used to get the look!!! they are all amazing and the shoe is TOO AWESOME~~~~

Lori said...

Wow! What great art! I love everything, the MA pages, love the swing in the birdcage, the 4 x 4 canvas is totally awesome, yea who made the grungepaper fish? Who? who? Please, show yourself. The little shoe is fab. And thanks for the giveaway tip! Yes, I think we should take this show on the road... wouldn't that be a hoot? I don't think the world is ready for that...

Angie Hall Haviland said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS pieces, Eileen!! Looks like you've been having FUN!

Linda said...

Hey - that fish looks familiar! I am the "guilty" party. . .it is grungepaper and burnt glue (and some paint)! Now that I think about it, I have the instructions somewhere. I will find them and post them on my blog. I will let you know when they are posted.

Linda

Nancy Lynn said...

As usual wonderful pieces of art. And oh my goodness, some sewing involved in the artwork again. And I love the shoes. Thanks for the link to Val's site. I am a follower now.

Victoria said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your fantastic work.

Kerry said...

Eileen - I love it! I'm really into the Marie Antoinette pieces, love that adorable shoe. Been following Val since last time - Thanks for sharing. Kerry P.

Sandi M said...

Amazing art here Eileen! Thanks for writing about how you did it. I'd like to give some of this a try :)

Patzee said...

Eileen, what incredible creations! Love the tulle and feather on Marie. The gauze is brilliant on your fabulous 4x4.(And thanks for making me a blonde.) The fish and a trip to Val's blog for the tutorial were wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your art and sources.

MarleneMAZ said...

Great work as usual! I love the shoe, you are so creative.