Monday, January 19, 2015

She was ready for the journey ahead.........

Hi friends, sharing another layout and Image transfer with all of you. This is on a thick handmade water color paper, size 8"x10". This has a lot of layers, first is modeling paste and stamping with wood block stamps, then a layer of acrylics and inks, crackle medium followed by another layer of acrylic paints and then stenciling with the crafters workshop fancy feathers stencil, Gelatoes in gold and blood orange were rubbed to define the texture in some places. So after all these layers, it looked like this.........................


I have again used the Image transfer technique by Andy Skinner to transfer the Frida Kahlo image to this layout. All the useful links to this technique have been given in my earlier blog post here. The image is a free download from Andy Skinner's site here. Here's the image after I cropped, resized and fussy cut it ................


Of course one has to keep it face down and mark the area lightly and then some painting with acrylics and splashing some acrylic retarder later........

Image transfer, stamping using the Tim Holtz visual artistry stamps, some tissue decoupage, embellishments and some additional texture using some more fancy feather stencil with texture paste on water color paper and fussy cutting that to use as accents with paints and glitter later...........

I have stamped the sentiment with the wooden alphabet stamps with archival ink on decoupage napkin and attached the top layer with gel medium.....

some close ups.............here you can see the crackle effect and the tissue decoupage and some lace flowers....some ink splatters to finish off.......









I am enjoying working on these ....hope you like these attempts....somehow I feel a strong affinity with this image and in a way the sentiment has a personal significance for me ............. Thanks again to Andy Skinner and Betty Franks Krause for all the inspiration and step by step videos !! In fact Betty has used this sentiment in one of her layouts and much as I tried I could not find a better one so used the sentiment as it is !!

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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful detail and texture. Thank you for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd. Angela R. x

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  2. Suman, this is another beautiful piece! I love all the layers you create that adds so much depth and interest. Beautiful composition and use of colors. I'm loving it! Thank you again for linking me to my art page on FB. I really appreciate it! :-)

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  3. Fabulous Frida! Love the wonderful layering of colours and textures, so much to see! hugs :)

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  4. Gorgeous..love the textures.. :)

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  5. A stunning piece of art Suman! I love the rich textures and the image transfer is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

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  6. What beautiful and interesting techniques you have used on this lovely portrait creation Suman! That background is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this at the A Vintage Journey Use a Portrait Challenge!

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  7. Wow Suman! What a great piece this is! simply gorgeous!

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  9. Ohh this is perfect image transfer, Suman! You have created some wonderful texture on this mixed media piece, and great layering too! I am happy you have started using Gelatos :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts RAQ and The Mirror Cracked challenge this month

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  10. You have taken the challenge to a whole new dimension!! Really love all the techniques and materials you have used. Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing with us here at A Vintage Journey,

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  11. Awesome art, Suman. Love this image transfer...need to try now... love the texture & the way you made that sentiment is just brilliant. It took me so long but i am the newest follower of your blog...:)

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  12. Wow! Suman ji, this is such a master piece. Your image transfer is so perfect. Excellent layers and textures. Totally love this art :)

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  13. Hi Suman.. I could spend hours enjoying your piece. Layers upon layers of goodness. I also love the Andy Skinner technique of image transfer... he is so inspiring. Thank you for creating with us at Unruly !

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  14. Such amazing depth to this Suman, you have created wonderful layers for this beautiful portrait to sit on. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. hugs Brenda xxx

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  15. Wow. The textures and layers are amazing!

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  16. Wow! This is stunning! I love all the textured layers and color. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. Amazing detail and textures, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art!

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  18. So much beautiful detail here. It's a treat for the eyes!

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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  19. Suman this is such a gorgeous project, I am loving the texture and colors, I am taking it that this is depicting your desires for your creative year ahead too.......and if your art is anything to go by its going to be fabulous......Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful piece with us for our Reader Art Quest at Unruly PaperArts for January.....Danie xx

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  20. Awesome!!! Love it!Thanks for joining our mixed media challenge over at The Mirror Crack'd! Hugs, Susanne.

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