Friday, February 22, 2008

Painted Grace

Normally I am not a big Michael Strong fan--but this latest technique that he demonstrated on TV Weekly's Scrapbook Lounge had me fascinated. He called it Divide and Conquer.

I painted three colors (acrylic craft paint) on the dark grey cardstock (two greens and a turquoise). When those were dry--I dry brushed gold in a hap-hazard criss cross manner. When that was dry I stamped the main image and the background with Brilliance Graphite Black.

Around the main image I scored a frame. Then I folded (to the back) and sanded the folds with sandpaper. I mounted that image on black cardstock.

The black scalloped border on the right was created with a slit punch and sponged with the gold paint.

The gold dots on the right were created with a pencil eraser and more gold paint. The dots on the right (very faint in the photo) were made with my embossing stylus.

This main image is available from Starving Artistamps OR you can win it from my blog candy drawing HERE.

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1 comment:

JAR said...

Wow! That technique just looks awesome Jules!! I love those colors!