I started by collaging a few papers and some Tim Holtz tissue paper together, adding a whitewash of gesso and water, then collaging some more and adding in some black paint. Then I scraped some white gesso over the project with a palette knife. The flower was then embossed in black and I pulled out a black stabilo marks all pencil and outlined the stamped image. I then spread it around with a waterbrush, bringing a bit of dimension and a grungy look. The sentiment is also embossed in black.
I added splatters with watered down black gesso and added a bit more grunge where I felt it needed it with the stabilo pencil and water. Next I cut the leaves from black using the Beautiful Flowers Die Set and glued them to my project, adding a few basic highlights with a white stabilo pencil.
For the base, I collaged more of the Tim Holtz tissue paper directly onto white card stock, did a little stitching and a bunch of distressing of the edges to finish things off. I just love how it turned out. Can't wait to make more like this!
Okay, that's all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by and for hopping with us this week!
Next up on today's hop is the fabulous Lori!
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Conservatory (7 Gypsies), white (Neenah), Melange tissue paper (Tim Holtz Ideaology)
Ink: black archival, black gesso, white gesso, stabilo marks all
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set,(A Cut Above by VERVE), collage medium (Ranger), sewing machine