27 June 2011

SUMMER OF COLOUR - WEEK #3 PINK

I am having such a good time participating in the Summer of Colour challenge!  (click on the title of this post, the name of the challenge or the blinkie on my sidebar)  Besides getting me started on pages for what will be my journal (with photos) of Cuba, the stunning work created by the other participants is such a motivator!

This week the colour is pink.  For my project inspiration it is the soft almost can't see it pink of the morning sky, the bright almost fushia of an oilcloth table covering and the soft pink walls in the home of the tobacco farmer Benito and the bright flowers of the flame tree against the pink stucco of the hotel walls in the Vinales area.

I started by putting down a covering of light pink mulberry paper, I stamped this all over with a rustic wild rose print in a mocha pink and added a bit of my favorite cheesecloth stamp in a pinky orange sherbet.  I used matte medium and acrylic paints in a light pink, a fushia and a coral to work in some softened areas.  Some paint spatters on top of that and then worked in some fushia and coral pieces of cheesecloth which was the headband of a straw hat I wore in Cuba.   Finally I covered the whole with melted beeswax (love the smell!).  I used my craft iron and a several sheets of plain paper to move the wax around and take quite a bit off.  The scan darkens the page quite a bit, I am quite pleased with the IRL version!


And my inspiration..




25 comments:

  1. I love your use of pink! Yay and mixed media too. Groovy. The texture of the cheese clothe is fantastic. Julie

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  2. love the cheesecloth! it gives it a whole different efect.

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  3. My screen in so tiny I had to pop out the pic to see all of the layers and texture. I just love your inspiration and the thought that goes into every piece. Great job!
    Jessi xox

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  4. Very pretty! I love that tree with the orange flowers in your inspiration photos. I don't recognize it, but it is glorious!

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  5. I love the page colors and especially the cheese cloth!!......and then I read that it was part of your hat!!WoooooHooooo...way to go!!...mixing it up AND getting your vacation on a journal page...memories...ahhhh..

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  6. Oh, the cheesecloth and the color! And the smell must be amazing - I LOVE beeswax! What a beautiful page, thank you for sharing this with us, xo

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  7. Nicely done! I can almost smell the beeswax!

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  8. Gorgeously pink art! The way you described your inspiration is lovely, too.

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  9. loving that texture and those colours are gorgeous...xxx

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  10. it is simple and the effect is great...It looks calm and quiet...I can guess the texture of the fabric and wax...I will come back for your yellow one...bye xx

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  11. Great base for a future page. Movement, color variation, texture and love those spatters. I have cheesecloth in my workroom but haven't played with it yet - that may have to change soon!

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  12. Beautiful page and loving the textures.

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  13. I love the texture, so pretty~ Well Done~

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  14. This is a great pink piece for later use. It would be wonderful to have a whole stash of the papers like you are making ready for the perfect project.

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  15. I love the textures you have created.

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  16. Gorgeous Pink page!! Love all of your layers of technique...I am afraid to try beeswax, so I am doubly impressed and inspired! Love your photos...I want that flowering tree! ~kathy

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  17. Love the page Sandi... the texture.. colors.. and that cheesecloth is perfect... just beautiful..
    Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment as well..

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  18. Gorgeous layers of pink! Love the textures you created and great colors! Enjoy the day!

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  19. Love all the different shades of pink and what great texture with the cheesecloth! Great work!

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  20. I so love the texture in this piece. Beautiful.

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  21. I wish I could touch it, great piece. Thanks for sharing

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