Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stop to Smell Flowers

This is my newest piece of art. I was still inspired by Pam Carriker's article in CPS. I love the whole modeling paste thing. I was really concerned that some people use molding paste and some use modeling paste until yesterday I read in CPS (someone else's article...forgive me as I can't remember) that these are the same thing. Golden calls it "molding" and liquitex calls it "modeling". Any way, mystery solved! Yay! I want a big ole bucket of the stuff. Oh the texture it adds-love love love it!!! By the way, the substrate was a 12"X12" piece of wood. I love working on wood because of the durability.
I was also inspired by Sharon Tomlinson's article in the Jan-Feb issue of CPS about using paper napkins in your art. (Page 62). The flowers in the top left are from paper napkins. Oh, they are so translucent. I want to experiment more with putting print behind them and layering more like she suggests in her article.
Anyway, it is a good message to myself and I hope you will stop to smell the flowers......remember that it is not the's the climb.


Susan said...

I really like this piece. I love the color combo and the striped "stockings" on the bird are so you. Very funky. Like it a lot.

BlueJude said...

LOVE it! Loved catching up on your posts! Happy Wednesday!

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love the book pages inside the paint. what a neat layer to your very gorgeous piece. I am a huge fan of the striped legs. I always put these on my witches when I doodle for halloween, never on a bird though. I love this!!!

Poetic Artist said...

I do like this piece..I know I also want to buy some pretty napkins after I read the article.

anne esquibel said...

I've been smellin' the flowers all morning. :)

Love the flowers in the corner - very cool.


Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Were you speaking to me? It's not the destination, it's the climb? Love ya honey, Renea

Carolyn said...

when you spoke of the napkins it reminded me of the colored tissue paper "paintings" we created with mod podge as a kid... somehow the glue made the colors so rich and saturated, such a great effect!