Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Art 6 X 6 Collage

Spring has always been very special time for me. Every year I look forward to planting flowers and growing vegetables. I have been a gardener for years and this will be the first year I do not get to plant a vegetable garden. I couldn't live without having a tomato plant or two so this year I will be a container gardener.

I think because of that I have really been creating a lot of spring time art. Here is a 6 x 6 piece I completed yesterday.

My background is a piece of watercolor paper. I glued some vintage sheet music to it and colored with distress ink. I didn't like the way it looked so I then use some blue gouache paint to color in the sky. Then to make my colors blend from the top of the background to the bottom I colored in with some yellow, red and green watercolor crayons. I used gesso to blend the paints.

I stamped some flowers with black stazon ink before I started painting and to make the flowers pop I then used colored pencils around the edges.

I like to get my backgrounds done before I glue my elements down. It is so much easier to fix something that I don't like if I don;t have to worry about my images getting ruined.

The cute little kewpie and the German scrap barrel of flowers are from Paper Imagery Designs. There is a whole sheet of these cute kewpies in various poses.

The rest of my images are from some sticker sheets I have and the All Natural Beauty stamp is from Autumn Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!


Elizabeth Golden said...

This just makes me smile and giggle. Such a happy piece.

Halle said...

What a great collage!

paperqueen said...

Ohhhhh, Kewpie The Gardener! How sweet is that! Your backgrounds are awesome, Arlene. I love all you put into them, and just know that the photo barely does them justice. Beautiful!

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