Monday, May 22, 2017

When more is... well, more

A new challenge is starting over at Use Your Stuff - this might be just up your alley. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - think opulence, colors, embellishments, allow yourself pile up the goodies you have been hoarding for such a long time. Just be brave and incorporate 'everything' into your piece.

What? You are a minimalist? Can't do it?
That's what I thought - never. My biggest fear is doing something overloaded and 'too much'.

I started small: heavy gesso through a stencil. When it was dry I took hot pink and red and painted over everything. I used grey cardstock, it took the color differently from gesso, so I achieved texture and tonality. Then came purple paint through another stencil.

I looked for exotic flowers and birds and cut those out. After arranging the pictures on the cards I took my gold leaf (I used the mixed metallic version which incorporated copper, silver and gold flakes) and applied it in places that would stay visible.

Sequins were adhered next. It still looked like it could use more. I took pearly drops (pink, olive, red and copper) and squirted them all over the place. At this point I called them finished. Although I am still at two minds about a text - does it need one? Is it a pretty picture or are the birds talking? (They were very quiet with me...)

entering in:
Simon Says Wednesday: A bit of sparkle.
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything goes May.
CountryView Challenge: Flower power.


  1. Replies
    1. Kiitos! Vähän pelotti ensin tehdä noin runsaita, mutta hyvinhän se loppujen lopuksi meni :-)

  2. Beautiful colors! Great ATCs!

  3. Wow really stunning and perfect for our flower power challenge over at Country View Challenges. Jane DT x

  4. Gorgeous ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  5. Saiskos näistä varata ton flamingon? Jos on vielä vapaana.

  6. No mä odottelen sitä livevaihtoa niin katsellaan siellä sitten :)