Friday, June 4, 2010

Step on the scale! GPP Crusade #40

I made this project for crusade #40. The challenge was to work in a size you are not used to. I still couldn't bring myself to pull out a large canvas and I saw several people used paper bags for their project. I had a large paper bag with a handle so I cut it apart to use as the base. I added several coats of Golden's Absorbent Ground. I had read that you could use colored pencils on it. I have a stack of old letters and used one to make the face. I did the face with pencils and watercolors. I dessed my lady in some of my favorite scrapbook paperThe backround was done in pencil and then I did watercolors over the top. I used my Slice to cut some leaves from an old National Geographic magazine that had been treated with Desolve-it. I also added a fancy leaf that I cut on my Cricut. I coated the whole piece with Matte medium. After it dried I covered the handle with ribbon and pearls. I added a piece of ruffle to the bottom and added rickrack to the edges. I also sewed on a pearl necklace. After all was done I found a large piece of chip board and glued the paper bag to it. I added glossy accents to the lips and eyes and them added a sunflower I made with my Spellbinders Wizard dies.