Wednesday, 17 April 2013

That's a jazzy kite!

Ever since I saw Three Muses challenge of Fly a Kite, I've had this idea floating around in my head.  I just couldn't let go of it, so eventually had to create it in my journal.

Welcome to my jazzy kite!
Let's go fly a kite....  
The journal page already had some ink on it from mopping up some previous spills.  I sprayed the whole page with water and then the lower part with Lime Crush followed by Cut Grass in patches.  The top part of the page was sprayed with Vibrant Turquoise.  Once it was dry I lay stencils over the top (flowers, Letters and a clock) and sprayed through them with water and let them sit until the ink re-dissolved before I mopped them with paper towel.  Next I applied some Gesso through a harlequin stencil and left it all to dry while I worked on the saxophone.

I sketched the saxophone shape onto a vintage text page, cut it out then painted it in Golden Translucent Primary Yellow.  I stamped on it with music stamp in Pumice Stone Distress ink and at the same time I stamped on the background across the grass.

Next came a little colouring of the sax with some cheap oil pastels and a charcoal pencil before I glued it to the background.  Finally I drew the music coming from the sax and going into the sky with kite being represented by the treble clef.

A totally bonkers bit of work, but my muse is happy now.  Thanks so much for looking, it is always appreciated.

12 comments:

  1. A jazzy kite indeed...so jazzy it flew off the top of the page, but the music "tail" is quite effective, and one wonders who it is who's been using that pipe for smoking "funny weed"!! Great fun piece, Liz. Beautiful color combo.

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  2. Oh wow, I'm glad you listened to your Muse, Liz ... this is a truly original and lovely piece. Bravo.

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  3. I really love your fantastic work. Handmade art is absolutely super. You have skills to do lovely art. Thank you for sharing it, Liz!

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  4. I'd love to hear a saxophone play a jazzy version of that song. Great piece!

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  5. Clever, not bonkers, Liz! Very original.xx

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  6. Beautiful love the colors and details...well done Liz!

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  7. This is outstanding.....once again. All the details and colours - lime crush and cut grass - and the stencilling, it's a marvellous textured page. I'm glad the idea would not let you go.

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  8. LOVE your colorful take on the kite theme...unique and creative thinking outside the box!!!

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  9. That is awesome! I love your jazzy kite! The colors are perfect, and I love the sketch you did. Very original idea.

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  10. This is beautifully imaginative Liz and thanks for sharing the process and giving me lots of ideas.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it - Liz