Sunday, 17 May 2009

The Time Is Now


Created for the Mixed Media Monday Challenge where the Theme this week is Altered People. I started by glueing various background papers to matt cardstock, then painting them with a thin layer of gesso. Next I added various colours wash sprays, and a little more gesso. The main image was attached, then gesso painted around it. Some paper doily was addded after painting it with gesso and spraying with colour wash, then the words. The whole thing was sprayed with a couple of coats of gloss lacquer to finish.

21 comments:

Gillian said...

This is awesome Rachel, love the rainbow of colours and such a wonderful image to have altered:)

Kelly said...

beautiful creation! adorable girl and wonderful colors!

Ozstuff said...

Thanks so much for the challenge and the exquisite sample picture, Rachel. Your altered girl in her scrumptious background is stunning.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful image and your background is awesome.

indybev said...

Surely you've inspired us all, Rachel. Your background is a feast for the eyes, and the image is lovely.

mixedmediamonday said...

This is such a beautiful piece, Rachel. Thanks so much for being guest host! Diane

Alberta and Ava said...

This is really beautiful, Rachel. Thank you so much for explaing how you created it. I've never used gesso, except for canvas preparation, but I'm dying to try this!

Diana Evans said...

this is wonderful!!! and thank you for this fun theme....I love what everyone is creating!!!

Femmy said...

great piece! fab image

Audrey said...

Gorgeous! great challenge!

Lynn Stevens said...

really fun challenge , your piece is exquisite as usual

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you for a really fun challenge Rachel, the colors in your inspiration piece are dreamy and I Love that little PW girl so much!

Anneke said...

very beautiful creation.
the colors are perfect and surrounded very well the image

Anni's Art said...

Thanks for challenge Rachel, love you painting great work.

katrin said...

great sampple - an GORGEOUS piece for MMM!

Lori Saul said...

This was a wonderful theme and your entry is elegant and inspiring- I so admire your work!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

I love the layering of washes, the butterfly wings, and especially that paper doily. Wonderful work!

Nan said...

This was a beautiful inspiring sample. Love your background!

Kris Dickinson said...

So very beautiful!

Lorraine said...

thanks for the great comment about my utee beads page. I love this piece especially the doily

liveart said...

this is absoultely adorable!! Love it!!