Saturday, 11 May 2013

Shake your tail feathers

Today's challenge at Sunday Postcard Art is 'chevron'.  Work has been so busy this past week that I haven't had much time to play with any art, so today I continued with my exploration of translucency.  I'm still having fun playing with various weights and colour of tissue paper and also translucent paints.  I also bought some new matte varnish today too, so tried it on the orange tissue paper which bleeds horribly - good result with hardly any bleed.

Do my tail feathers look big in this?
Today piece is a collage worked on 300 gsm card, starting with Golden Titan Buff and when dry I stamped little spots on it with Archival Ink Coffee.  Next came the chevrons, which I hand cut from a vintage Punch magazine before painting with Golden Nickel Azo Gold.  Once dry, these were collaged to the base.
I found the image of the bird on the web and printed it on white tissue before adhering it to the base with fluid matte medium.

The text is printed from my computer and coloured with Tea Dye distress stain.  I applied another layer of white tissue paper across the bottom of the card before distressing the card edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I then went around the edges again and applied a rough dab of Golden Iridescent Bronze paint.


12 comments:

  1. This is beautifully composed, complex and just lovely to look at. I am in awe of your translucent effects.

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  2. This is very beautiful. Love the colors and textures and makes me want to try it out myself

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  3. What a beautiful postcard, Liz. Love the hand-cut chevrons.

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  4. Beautiful card, thank you....

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  5. Stunning postcard, Liz, love the bird on the tissue paper technique - beautiful!

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  6. A really gorgeous collage...beautiful work Liz!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it, the colours are beautiful and the bird on the tissue paper looks stunning. Great work. Suzanne

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  8. Lovely card, kind of ethereal. Tissue paper gives such great effects.

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  9. Ooooooh........This is SO awesome! I love birds and the way you incorporated the chevrons into is perfect!

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