This mixed media piece really had me thinking and took me right out of my comfort zone.
I am participating in a Facebook challenge at AALL $& CREATES. The first challenge is Europe. I saw this great quote "Visit Europe to see the living past" and was taken back to our tour of Italy two years ago. All I could think as I looked at the important buildings, ruins, gardens was of the people who lived here - the great philosophers, the writers, the artists and more. They stood where we did. They looked out at the country side like we did. The depth of their history is hit me like a ton of bricks. America is so young in comparison.
I knew my focal point would be the Architextures Treasurers Weathered Lady Statue from Canvas Corp Brands
This was the exact feel I wanted.
I collaged pages from a book of Shakespeare's plays. To this I added layers of washi tape, texture paste, stenciling, mist and more. At one point I washed it off and started over. I have learned to step back, take a breath and keep at it. I finally had a composition I liked so finished it up.
Challenge 1 - Europe
Sharing this with Paint Party Friday!
Supplies used include 7 Gypsies Wanderlust Paper, Simply Sheer Vintage Blue, Glimmer Mist Tattered Leather - CanvasCorpBrands
My thanks to each of you for inspiring me!