Today is going to be busy so I wanted to get this up and posted before the cooking starts. Both of my grown kids will be coming over this afternoon which always makes me happy.
I haven't been posting for a few days as I've been working on altered art projects, one of which I'm highlighting today. I call this one "Life is Pretty." Because it is.
There are a lot of techniques and media used here, including painting with acrylics, stamping with Copics (the little checkerboards in the background), stenciling with molding paste, decoupage, lace (some new, some vintage), mica, shimmer/glitter (of course!) and plenty of die cuts, punches and embellishments. The color scheme comes from the challenge currently going on at a brand new challenge blog, A Mixed Media Color Challenge.
The girl is a digital image printed and distressed around the edges. What edges? Edges are made for covering up, don't you think?
The bird coming through the birdcage was an accident that happened during the placement process. I liked the look and left it that way. The eye is a tiny pearl painted with a black Copic marker.
The sentiment tag was grungeboard that I colored with various shimmer paints, then distressed around the edges. There's a bit of doodling here along with a couple of tiny brads.
The bow at the top (how did I forget to take a close up of that?) was made with three kinds of hand-dyed seam binding, some scrunchy and some smooth (thanks to Rebecca Deeprose's blog post here for that bit of inspiration), from which I hung a handmade charm from a bit of an old earring.
And that, lovely readers, is today's project. Thank you for joining me and I wish you a lovely day full of fun 4th of July festivities if you're American, and crafty goodness if you're not.
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