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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Create with your soul art board ...

Hi all
It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for this month .. I have been doing a lot of mixed media pieces lately and thought I would create something in that line for you this month instead of a card . The pretty ribbon I had from my MPP pack inspired this piece . The ribbon colour was a perfect match for my blue distress inks..
The art board is 18cm tall and is made of MDF . I painted the base and sides with black gesso. I prefer to work on mountboard  rather than straight onto mdf for my techniques as it has a lovely smooth surface and reacts well to lots of mixed media techniques,.so I cut 2 pieces of mountboard for the front and back of the mdf piece . I then inked them  up using tumbled glass ,broken china and peacock feathers Tim Holtz  distress inks . I used black versafine ink and stamped the foliage using sheena douglass stamps. I cut a smaller mountboard square ,inked it in the same colours and stamped the sentiment onto it . the sentiment is one I have had for a while and I think it was from visible image. I also added a freehand edge to the sentiment just it finish it off.

The triple  looped bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ bowmaker . It is my go to bow creator as it makes perfect bows every time so easily you can get yours HERE

I added a pretty flower to the bow centre which I made using an Ek success flower punch and a swirly vine embossing folder to give the flower texture.
The butterflies are made using a crafters companion mixed media butterfly die set.

I hope you like my project and have a go at one for yourselves . 
Happy Crafting


Gail said...

Tracey, this is absolutely stunning! I adore the colors you used for your background and the black against the blues/greens is just wonderful. What a gorgeous bow and it adds so much to this art board! Fabulous projects...I want to do art like this!! Hugs, Gail

Barbara Bruder said...

Tracey this project is so cool. I love that it stands and is a a wonderful inspiration. Great bow. Thanks for a great project!!

Donna Maligno said...

Well Tracey you know how much I love this project and it holds a special place of honor in my new kitchen and is just the right accent. Love it!