Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stormy Seas

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I had some fun playing with tissue paper, multi medium and distress stains with this piece. I had in mind dark windswept seas and knew I wanted to use the Beyond the Sea plate. I started by smearing a tag liberally with Multi Medium Matte and then smooshed some crumpled tissue paper into it. While it was wet, I dredged it through some puddles of distress stains including Weathered Wood, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye and Picket Fence.
Then I dried it some with my heat tool and added a bit more stains directly onto the tag here and there, dried it more and sponged the edges with Black Soot. The images were stamped onto acrylic from discarded packaging, trimmed out and glued down with multi medium. The sentiment is from the Quote and Quotables plate.   I wanted to give it just a tad more interest so I edged it with a mixture of gold EP and UTEE and then added a couple of bronze filigree pieces with black pearl accents.

If you know my work, you will know this was a bit out of the box for me, but I had fun with it and really like the result.  Thanks for stopping by today to see what I made for my weekly DT piece for Artistic Outpost.  And don't forget our February Referral Challenge with a theme of Anything Goes.  You can link up your project using Artistic Outpost stamps here for a chance to win.







The following products used to make this piece can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


38 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh WOW! This is stunning!
Dot x

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an awesome background- love this project!

inkypinkycraft said...

I love the sense of atmosphere you have created, a truly stunning make! trace x

butterfly said...

Just magical, Linda - Romantic with a capital R, full of all that 18th/19th century yearning and huge emotional sweeping stories (I'm thinking Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, but mostly Beethoven and Mahler!!). So dramatic - a stunning background, amazing use of the stamps and altogether wonderful!!
Alison x

beckiev said...

Up late playing video game, checked email and saw this awesome piece!! It is amazing and needed no translation to understand the message. This is what all interpreters of art strive for! Well done!

jo said...

Already left a comment on the AO blog but had to come over here and leave one too LOL!!
TOtally love this Linda - it's an absolutely stunning piece of work!!

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous!!! I love that texture Linda! x

silvergran said...

Fabulous tag! Away from home but will try these techniques once home!

Heather said...

I just love your blog and find it so inspiring. This is just wonderful. Can't wait to see what you create next. xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, what an amazing piece, - I was enthralled with it the moment I set eyes on it! The effect of the tissue with all its texture so suits the theme and the clever stamping on the acrylic has made it merge together seamlessly. I am in awe of how you managed to put it together so beautifully without the inevitable shinyness of the acrylic coming through. Just stunning!

Viv's Visuals said...

I absolutely ADORE this Linda- it's such an atmospheric piece - all broody romance and dashing gentlemen. Fabulous.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, wow, wow! The dimension in this is just off the hook! You feel as though you could walk right into this scene. Fabulous use of texture and color. You created a mood here, and it's just wonderful.

Lisa M said...

It strikes me funny that I could stare at your tags all day. That's not the part that strikes me funny, but the fact that I love all the elements you've added to your seaside project, but I found myself staring longer at the "pre" tag! Those colors and the textures are beautiful together.

Nan G said...

An amazing piece! Fab background. You've created so much movement and depth here. One would never know this isn't your usual style. :D

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is an amazing work of art, Beautifully done!

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow! Linda this is absolutely fabulous! Love Love Love it!
xx

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Wow -amazing work -gotta try this!!!!!!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Wow -amazing work -gotta try this!!!!!!

Karen Schroeder said...

Your tag is amazing! Love the effect of the tissue paper with the stains. Stamping on acrylic pieces and adding them to the tag is a fantastic idea! I'll have to try this!

Sandy said...

Such a feeling of romance and mystery -- Linda you are so darned good!!
sandy

Sue C said...

I'm going to have to say the same as everyone else - WOW ! I love how you've created the backround, the crumpled tissue really has the most amazing effect ! The colours are fantastic and really give that windswept shore feeling. Can you tell I love it !!! Sue C x

Bast said...

Wow..Stunning tag! Love the texture, the colors and the Quote..really amazing job. Have to give the tissue paper background a try. Really Love that tag! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Terry said...

Hey there Linda, my goodness your project is STUNNING, love the smooshed background its amazing the colors and the fabulous scenery wow Love it Hugs Terry xxx

Kate said...

What a stunning, out of your box creation. I love it, Linda! Your background is so fabulous. It displays these stamps perfectly. The acrylic stamped images look great. I love how you can still see the background through them!
Kate

Sue said...

Hello Linda,
You have achieved an outstanding piece in creating this tag, it looks angry and wild, depicting the stormy scene perfectly.
The colours and the elements that you have used along with the tissue technique, is ingenious.
Smiles :-)
Sue

Anita Houston said...

Oh the texture! I totally love this! The images are wonderful but what you do to them is amazing!LOVE!

wintonrosepapercreations said...

WOW Linda! What a brilliant background.Using all my fav colors too.

shari said...

Linda I love this tag, the texture is Amazing! I'll have to try this, thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this Linda, it's absolutely stunning! The depth of texture with the tissue and colors is just AMAZING!!!

Wanda H said...

This tag is amazing!!!!!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

How gorgeous is this!?!?! Love your rich tag with all the texture and stamping.

Mona_63 said...

Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow just found this on Pinterest and love it it is so unique Great inspiration.
Linda

cruisegirl60 said...

I am curious, when you say you wanted to use the beyond the sea plate, what was that exactly? Can you clarify for me what you printed your light house on, it sounds like you did not stamp that directly on the tag but on something else and then glued to the tag, am I correct? It is absolutely beautiful, I love all of the texture.

cruisegirl60 said...

I am curious, when you say you wanted to use the beyond the sea plate, what was that exactly? Can you clarify for me what you printed your light house on, it sounds like you did not stamp that directly on the tag but on something else and then glued to the tag, am I correct? It is absolutely beautiful, I love all of the texture.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally awesome tag! Love the use of tissue paper~

Cathy Napier said...

What is this done on? I could I do something like this on Canvas?

Gisela said...

Fantastic idea, the colors are perfect. Must try!!!!

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