Wednesday, 22 October 2008

It's All About The Paper

I love paper and so does my cat Hugo - I came home to a huge disaster today. I walked into my lounge/diner only to find all my crafting materials and papers I left neatly stacked strewn all over the place, chalk eyes everywhere with lids missing, glue, scissors, pencils, and pens rolled under the furniture! But turning to look at Hugo - butter would not melt! He sure had fun getting up on the table and attempting to sit on the paper, but in the process sending everything flying - I think he must have had a bit of a scare when it all fell.
Anyway, Gothic Arches has given the challenge to use the technique of paper patchwork for this week. What a good opportunity to use all those odds and ends of papers that you keep in the thought that 'I will use that one day!' - well, today I did.

This arch is all pieced together using strips of paper left from layouts, odd circles left after cutting frames, pages from an old book, and punching a few butterflies from the same papers. I layered and glued the papers together for the background and then added some Gesso in areas to blend them together and make them flow, I rubbed it on with my finger and then rubbed most of it away again to get a smoky feel. I then finished by smudging some dark brown chalk eye around the circles. I hope you like the end result.

13 comments:

Lynifyni said...

Gorgeous work! Lynn F.

Christina said...

This is cool very spacey looking!

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is incredible.
Winderful arch.

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!!!!

crissi said...

stunning Arch sally love the colour tones. poor hugo wonder if he was trying to make you a card lol.hope hes ok

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful arch love the layout gorgeous colours all complementing each other

RubyMay said...

beautiful patchwork and colours !
It sounds like your cat had a good craft day too !

Kati said...

what a fantastic artwork!!

kc_froglady said...

this is funny about the paper - those kitties don't know what they are getting into half the time do they LOL! I love this one you used some great papers on it!

Kenning Stone said...

l love your dreamy simple style.
It's so beautiful

Dawn said...

Wow beautiful arch - it has a realy dreamy quality! Gorgeous papers!

Faye said...

So gorgeous. Wonder what the cat could do by himself? I love the soft colors and all the layering you did. I don't know what chalk eye means, but it looks great.

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is OUTSTANDING! Totally FABULOUS!