Saturday, 4 April 2009

Dream, Imagine, Inspire


Created for the Saturday's Workout Challenge. The background was created using alcohol inks on a craft mat, with a little blending solution. A piece of glossy cardstock was faced down on this to pick up the colour. The colours I used were denim, red and butterscotch. I then created the rest of the background by stamping in white gesso. Finally, I added a collage image and dymo text.

12 comments:

Buffy said...

Love your background,beautiful colors.

Linda Elbourne said...

I love that background ... great work!

drmarty62 said...

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Ozstuff said...

Wonderful!! Your background is scrumptious and the image is so beautiful.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOW ! Love this piece, very striking!

Amy said...

awesome technique for the background..I never thought to use gesso for stamping..fantastic!

Martina2801 said...

This is stunning ! Love your mix of images, textures and colours!

Sandy said...

Wow what a fantastic background.
Wonderful colors and design. Love them.

Thanks Rachel for your crazy background on SaWo.

Donna said...

The completed piece is lovely but that background....Wow.....love it!

crafty creations said...

A stunning piece of artwork Rachel with a wonderful background

RubyMay said...

Absolutely stunning background and the stamping in gesso is brilliant. Love it x

stamp and scrape said...

I love the intensity and clearness of the alcohol ink background - a great contrast to the stamping and image.
Ros