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Art by Beth Wilts

 

 

Stamps Used:

  • 61007 F Scroll pair #1
  • 63008 H Bold background

This gel transfer has been sitting in a stack on my art desk for a couple of years. I just never found the inspiration to use it.

I used Golden Fluid paints in cadmium yellow med, ultramarine blue, quinacridone red, burnt umber light and titanium white.

The background behind the girl is a lovely shade of yellow. I started by paining a canvas board a pale shade of yellow (white added). The I stamped the Bold background stamp (63008 H) in the yellow without the white.

To compliment the yellow background I searched through my "stuff" for something purple. A lovely vintage handkerchief with a nice magenta/purple offered just the right touch. I scanned the handkerchief and printed a reduced color copy. I cut out the flowers. While arranging the flowers around the girl, I realized the transfer disappeared on the yellow background. A page of text painted with the burnt umber paint was placed under the transfer.

The green paper on the bottom was created from a USPS corrugated box. The diamond patterned was scored with a exacto knife. The I peeled different sections away. It was pained a nice green and glue to the canvas board. The transfer and the flowers were glued down. I stamped the scrolls in the upper right corner to add balance.

The scan of the vintage handkerchief is free for you to download in the collage gallery.

 

 

 

Stamps Used:

  • 33001 I Bingo
  • 42009 I Large Latin text
  • 54006 F Baroque square
I have been invited to participate in a Round Robin project for 2008. The theme is stone angels, hence the free pictures for you to download in the collage gallery.

All the colors and shades came from mixing hansa yellow medium, cerulean blue, cadmium red, burnt sienna, zinc white and bone black Golden Fluid Acrylics.

I decided to use the angel piece just below for the cover of my Round Robin book, but now needed a back cover. My starting point began with a piece of art I made several years ago, but never felt was quite finished (shown on the right).

The darker background was covered with the same hansa yellow medium, cerulean blue and zinc white from the first piece.  A page from an old book was glued down to cover the wings.  A glaze of burnt sienna was used to shade the face, text and design element.  The darker greens were made with a bluer green and a bit of burnt sienna to make them more gray. These greens were stamped and painted.

The same stone angel picture I used for the first piece (not a transfer this time) was printed and cut out this time.  She was then outlined with the white pen. Small scraps of embossed paper added texture to the 2 covers.  Bone black was brushed around the edges with my finger.

 

 

Stamps Used:

  • 33001 I Bingo
  • 39003 G Spiral design
  • 40003 H Small rough alphabet
I have been invited to participate in a Round Robin project for 2008. The theme is stone angels, hence the free pictures for you to download in the collage gallery.

All the colors and shades came from mixing hansa yellow medium, cerulean blue, cadmium red, burnt sienna, zinc white and bone black Golden Fluid Acrylics.

The background was made with hansa yellow medium, cerulean blue and zinc white. Several lighter and darker shades were made for mottled effect.

An Golden Soft Gel (Gloss) transfer (using the wash away transfer paper) was made with one of my stone angel pictures. There are 2 versions of the photo in the stone angel gallery. The original and a second where I added a film grain effect with Photoshop.  A page from an old book was glued down first then the transfer. 

The alphabet stamp was stamped with white ink on a grey piece of paper. Butterflies were punched with the punch for sale on my specials' page and glued them to the collage.

The darker greens were made with a bluer green and a bit of burnt sienna to make them more gray. These greens were stamped around the transfer.  Bone black was brushed around the edges with my finger.

The angel had completely melted the background, so I outlined her with the white pen.

 

 

Stamps Used:

  • 18001 J Galileo Text
  • 59001 G Large solid fleur
  • 59008 G Solid scroll square
I recently attended the Art and Soul Retreat in Portland.  I started this piece in Ann Baldwin's class "Collaging with Words & Paint: Text & Texture".  The theme was to use text and texture to fill in the negative space of a collage.

All the colors and shades came from mixing titan buff (my favorite color), ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, and raw sienna Golden Fluid Acrylics. The ultramarine blue and burnt sienna were mixed to make payne's gray ( a navy blue).  I also used iridescent bronze and iridescent bright gold for highlights.

First I glued down some text in the background from a magazine and a printed image of 18001 J.  Then I used titan buff and raw sienna to force the text into the background.  The 2 bold stamp images were stamped in the mixed payne's gray paint.  These images were also forced into the background with titan buff and raw sienna.  To create a painterly effect, I over painted the 2 stamped images with payne's gray to bring them back to the front. 

I glued down the angel in the frame to the collage.  I highlighted the frame with iridescent bronze and added the bright gold to further highlight the frame and create a halo around the angel.

The image  of the angel frame and just the frame are available in the free vintage gallery #3 for you to download.

 

tamps Used:

  • 37001J lower case alphabet
  • 48003 B north compass point

I am going through a bit of empty nest syndrome in my life. After homeschooling my 3 children for the last 10 years, they are now all in college. The door represent a beginning for me, but I don't yet know where I will go.

All the colors and shades came from mixing cadmium red, hansa yellow medium and cerulean blue.  I made a dark blue gray, a light blue gray and the orange brown color to tint the back of the Golden Soft Gel (Gloss) transfer.  Titanium white and matte medium were added to make the paler shades.  I painted with Golden Fluid Acrylics.

An Golden Soft Gel (Gloss) transfer was made from the doorway image (using Wash Away Transfer Paper of course). While it was curing, I painted the background white and stamped the compass point over the top half of the canvas. I thought it would look good behind the transfer, but it didn't. So I painted over 3 rows of the compass point with white to get rid of them. The remaining rows of compass points were painted over with a mix of white and matte medium to push them into the background. A glaze made from a small amount of dark blue gray and matte medium was painted of the white. But the compass points popped back up. When I stared painting over them with white again, I liked the effect of the halos and decided to leave it. The back of the transfer was tinted with a glaze of the orange brown color and matte medium to brighten the compliment to all the blue. The blue gray tint was painted around the area of the transfer to continue the halo effect. The french verb "to open" was stamped on the bottom. The fame was added to make it heavy enough to weight the bottom. A very dark gray blue was painted on the sides of the canvas and just over the corner to the front to give a small black frame.

The brass plated key was found in the auto section of Walmart with the real keys (go figure). It was lightly sanded with rough sandpaper to the paint would stick. Some old metallic craft paint was used to paint it a brown/copper color to match the door.

The image is a photograph of doorway is available in the free vintage gallery #3 for you to download.

   

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