Monday, January 11, 2010

Shimmery art...

I was looking through some art for my house while online at Target one day and I saw this one piece of art that totally inspired me to do my own design. I had these chipboard tiles sitting around from Technique Tuesday for longer than I can even remember, and I thought that would be the perfect thing to use for this art work I was going to create. I used almost every one of my colors of Spritz and blended colors and also layered colors to create new colors. I masked objects as well to create some interesting looks on the tiles. After all the colors were dried - I added rub-ons onto the solid tiles and used alphabet stickers to create my words. For the background, I got some suggestions from my fellow team members on what I could use as my "canvas" and decided to go with a foam board for the background. I wanted it to have some Shimmerz to it as well...and I went ahead and spritzed the foam board until it was saturated with my Shimmerz Spritz in Baby's Breath and then I took some wax paper and just ran across the entire board to create a marble effect - a very subtle look because I didn't want to add any other noticeable colors to the background. It's kind of hard to see this in the photos, but in person - it just shines beautifully in the light! This was such a fun project to create!

Here is what the finished piece looks like along with some close ups for your viewing pleasure (you can click on the images to enlarge them to get even better detail of this project):
In the close ups you'll see how vibrant the colors are and how well they blended!

I hope I have been able to inspire you to create your own piece of art for your home as well!
-Deanna

9 comments:

Wendy said...

I love this idea! It's beautiful.

Stac said...

WoWeeeeee! I am completely speechless. This is gorgeous!!! What a special piece of art. Just don't have the words. . . .GREAT JOB Deanna!!!!!!!!!!!1

Lucy Edson said...

Beautiful project, Deanna!! Love your creative use of rub ons and Shimmerz!!!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This is wonderful!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

This is really pretty Deanna! You have inspired me to make myself one of these for a wall. Thanks!

Patti said...

this is so beautiful Deanna!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful! WOW!

Leslie Ashe said...

THIS is gorgeous Deanna!!!

Daniela said...

Wow, awesome!