I'm making a piece for my bff Tracey. I started with glossy cardstock, and went wild with alcohol inks. Repeat. On the second piece of cardstock I overstamped the ink with a fish stamp, whose origins are unknown to me. Like a lot of my supplies! I tore pieces of paper that Tracey brought me from London and adhered bits here and there. Then I stamped the words on the bottom of each piece, cut them out and gel mediumed them on top the other piece:
I got the idea for the compostion from a Somerset Studio magazine. I think it was "Inspirations", but I'm not positive. If I come across it I will credit the artist for her technique. I have hundreds of Somerset Studio mags, so that may take a while! Next step: added a wrapped chenille stem, a technique from Sherrill Kahn's book Creative Embellishments. We are working out of this book in my arttechniquesATCs yahoo group.
I'm going to adhere it somewhere towards the top:
Next step: adding wire bead's to the chenille stem, another technique from Creative Embellishments.
Wrapped wire around knitting needle, add beads, consult book for more info! Next step: adding beads to wrapped chenille stems.
Placement will be something like this:
Next step is to cut black mat board and mount. Add a copper wire for hanging. I'll post a photo when Discover, Travel, Journey is complete. This is my homage to Tracey and Frank's marriage, truly happy and filled with travels, journey's and discoveries. We should all be so lucky!