Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Tissue Stars ....

I thought I would enter two Challenges with this piece - Saturday's Workout, where the theme for the week is Tissue or Handkerchief (first time entering this one); and Mixed Media Monday, where this week's theme is Stars ....My 'prototype' Star was decorated using a Faux Leather Background technique which I came across on Sandy's Blog. I used book board for the Star, because I didn't think that paper, or even card, would work for this. I used Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks and I think it's turned out a bit 'too red', but wouldn't you just love one of those big hobo bags in this colour - lol? When all the stages were completed I rubbed a gold ink pad over all the pieces, to give even more shine. The girl is a Rubber Stamp Tapestry image.
The finished texture is like a stiff fabric and the photo makes the piece look as if it is rigid , but the little stars on the jump rings give movement. Mind you practice is needed attaching the little stars, hence the small one at the top being attached by a brad - lol. I might do another one in greens for the Christmas tree....
Here's a close up of the Faux Leather effect ....I hope you like it ...

11 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Sue this is awesome.
Wonderful piece and great background. Love them.

Thanks for this fantastic entry to Saturday´s Workout.

Ed said...

OOoo Sue - love your faux leather. Remember the white tissue on black card - same technique - looks gorgeous.

Linda Elbourne said...

Like it - I love it XX There is something waiting for you here:-

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deb said...

This is gorgeous, love the texture of teh background.

Simple Journeys said...

Great job on the faux leather technique. This would look great on the tree!

ilonka -kreativgeschwafel- said...

really a wonderful piece!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous.

joanne wardle said...

fantastic faux leather effect and a gorgeous star. I love combining challenges,a dn this piece works so well for both

craftytrog said...

Loving that technique, and your artwork is gorgeous! xx

michele said...

These are some of my favorite colors, and I love the texture you achieved with the tissue paper. Aren't stars wonderful?

Happy Daze said...

Love the leather look and it is a great star