It's Friday again, so that means - welcome to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Kristin and Eva.
Today I have 2 pieces to show, a mask and another mail art envelope, made for dear lady I know, which means braving the Dragon AKA Mrs Grumpy Drawers at the post office to send it off ths morning, filled with some nice surprises.
So, first the envelope:
The centre piece has been painted with tempera colours, and then I have added some collaged strips round about to make it bigger. I have used rub-ons and stamping to add more motives, and the adress label has been printed from a *Graphics Fairy* freebie. I like the overall effect of this mixed media piece very much, it just remains to see how it will be welcomed at our little post office....
And now to the mask:
For this piece I used tempera colours again, just in completely different colours this time. I think I must have been feeling like this some days this week after not sleeping though several nights again- But last night I fell asleep straight away andd didn't even turn over, so I got over 8 hours sleep, which is unbelievable, and for which I am very thankful! But back to my mask! I really enjoy painting these things at the moment, and I don't know why, and I certainly don't know what moved me to use this combination of colours, but I like to paint without planning, just following my feelings, and that's what came out!
And now to something different, that I have made for 2 challenges today. Over at Just For Fun, they want to see *All things Tim*, and on *Studio L3* they want to see Tim Hotz's distress ink, and I've used plenty of that!
I have made another tryptich out of corrugated card, which has been partly peeled, gessoed, and then distressed with faded jeans, stormy skies, wild honey, Vctoriam Velvet and Forest Moss. Then I rubbed some clear embossing ink over it, and sprinkled it with some mixed remains of embossing powder, which gave a shine of silver or bronze here and there. After that I treated it to some gold perfect pearls, which I also heated. I stamped some flourishes on the background using forest moss, you can't see much of them, but I like to know there are *hidden* elements in each tag. Fot the decorations I made a tree of life, cut so that the cardboard *ribs* run diagonally to the background for more texture. For the middle part I have stamped a Tim saying onto some card and decoupaged it, and added a game spinner to help move the point of view around. The jigsaw pieces are a symbol for life, you have to move everything around till it fits. I have also used part of the packaging from a TH clock stencil under the two boys with their bike (image from CI), to show that our time is limited. On the right part I have added the three words which we can't do without in life, hope, dream and love, together witha stamped film strip under the plastic one. Can we influence our film? And lastly 2 cogs. No real reaosn, I just love them and try to sneak them into lots of things because of it. Sorry for the rather long sermon, sometimes i get carried away....Now for the pics!
I am also entering this as my second take into GC 10& Packaging materials over at Gingersnap Creations.
Well, I have think I have warbled on long enough for day, so here's wishing you a great day, take care, and thanks for visiting!