Thursday, February 09, 2006

Choas places at an exhibition!

This is the piece is the one that took 3rd place at a judged exhibition. The exhibition is at Artful Gatherings in Lemont. This piece also was in Susie LaFond's Fresh Cargo Zine. After it came home from the zine, I worked on it some more and put it on a 12x12 canvas. I then punched out the circles with the prongs. I am not sure what they are called - sprockets? The green circles in the middle are washers with Alcohol inks in Pesto. The piece itself is on 140# watercolor paper. I took a distress ink pad and rubbed it all over the watercolor paper. I thenimmediately spritzed with water and ironed it. When it dried, it took the cap of an old lipstick and white gesso to the background to make the white squares. They are filled with twinkling H2O watercolors. The focal image is from a Zettiology collage sheet. The speak and hear no evil images also are zettiology collage sheet images. Loopy brads holding the measuring tape sheet from Karen Foster. After I did the background, I put donw some background papers. Put the focal images on there and then used some watercolors and paint pens to add some color to the piece. The little blue circles were made with paint and punchinella (sequin waste) piece. You can find punchinella at a local craft store like Michaels or Joanns or you can order it from I was very happy with this piece and very pleased to have placed at all.


MARYBETH said...

MB from claudines collage group. THis is just wonderful. Congratulations!


lorraina said...

Congratulations Belinda, i love it and its a great piece of art and should have won first. I love how you invented the squared circle by using an old lipstick...i'm all over that idea...did you brush the gesso directly on to the lipstick or gesso to scrap paper then use as though it was a stamp pad or?
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Alice said...

Thank you for posting. This is absolutely great. I also appreciate the hints on how you made the piece. I agree that it should have won first. I really enjoy "light hearted" collages. Yours wins!!!! - Alice

Chloe's Mom said...

That is just awesome, Belinda!! Stunning!! BTW, there are TONS of cemetery photos in the AB Oddarts group's photo and file sections for all of us to use! Some of them are quite wonderful!

Robinn the NM Nerd