"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Monday, September 3, 2012

Beauty (Prima August BAP)

The August Prima BAP sketch inspired me to use up my Almanac Collection "Composition" papers. The black in the paper called out to me to create something old world and elegantly Spanish looking.  I don't why, I'm not Spanish. :)  Fortunately for me, I  had two pages of the same paper and was able to use one side as the background and the other side to create the fan and stamp the pretty Prima stamp on each of the fan pieces, and sew up some pieces to look tattered and old.  I alternately embossed and stamped each fan piece.   The background paper was treated with some gesso, stamp, the tea bag technique and some paint drops.  I used the gesso on the stamp and heated the gesso up until it bubbled so that I'd achieve some texture to rub on gold "Rub N Buff".  After that dried I threw a tea bag well saturated with water and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist over the gesso doily to give it an aged appearance.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Below is a list of the Prima products:

Paper: Almanac Collection
Vines: Blossom Branches Pistachio
Flowers:Avon Rose Printery,Eminence Collection, and some Encore B (misted with a light coral color)
Butterfly: Meridith Mer
Buttons: 12 piecesItem #550745
Prima Charms
Dusty Attic Leaves

Personal Stash:
Distress Stain
Black Paint
Black lace
Doily Stamp


  1. Oh, I love the fan! Really great framing.

  2. Wow, Joyce, this is all kinds of amazing..that fan just takes the cake, so very beautiful!!!

  3. This is stunning !! When I saw it I thought wow!!!

  4. This is an absolutely stunning layout Joyce!

  5. This is seriously amazing...you've got a good chance at snagging a win with this one- good luck!!


  6. Oh my goodness! This is beyond amazing! LOOOOOVE the fan effect you've used. This is AMAZING!!!

  7. Gosh Joyce that fan sure is spectacular! such a brilliant take on the sketch too. Yup, you sure have a good chance at a win with this one! xoxo

  8. Love this one, love how feminine it all is and just reminds me of one of those beautiful fans.