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

Friday, January 1, 2016

Exquisite Gown Series Continues...

Hello Friends!
  Here today to share the next gown with you. This photo came to me via Kathy Mosher, a Facebook Friend, and I was delighted to add it to the Exquisite Gown Series. Thank you Kathy for the inspiration!


The sketch from Thirst For Creativity helped make the page come alive. I used the jewel feature on the far right on the sketch attached to the circle element to add the detailed miniature clothes hanger that holds a tule and embroidered gown wrap which also helps form the horizontal element on the sketch. It's a pretty little feature, I think.

I don't have a small brick stencil so I used a Prima small brick stamp on top of a layer of light molding paste which was first applied on the paper. When you try this technique, make sure you allow the molding paste to set just a little bit before you apply your stamped image.  Otherwise, you may end up with a chunky application and lose your image.

This is a simple looking layout, and yet there are some very small elegant details in the photo that I tried to replicate to add some drama.

Here's the Thirst For Creativity Sketch #33 and you still have time to play the challenge. 

Thank you for dropping by and letting me share this gown with you too.