Sunday, 2 August 2015

Back to favorite books: with ARTplorations

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Memories zone.
I am over 50 and now I feel that I don't have any childhood memories , but those in my head. I was like 12 when we immigrated to Israel from Ukraine and we couldn't take books, notes, but some photos and that was all. So now I often try to connect myself to my childhood with some of my crafts and this is one of those projects.
I love the Wizard of Oz book a lot. I don't try to see the odd or the " non political correct" things in this book, but to remember it as a child, with no American movie around, but a book only.
So when as a part of my DT work on PHP paper company I got those Wizard of Oz Die cuts I knew that I am going to make an art project with them. And this is what I did with those paper cuts only and ARTplorations 4 stencils. OK- I used mediums and paints, but we always use them, don't we?
The canvas is pretty large: 12*8'' and first I covered it with a mix of green/blue and yellow acrylics. The second layer was made with Weathered wood stencil and black paint and only the small portions of the background are now seen. I also heat embossed the entire black " trees" with clear embossing powder.
The next I made this " Yellow brick road" using Gridlocked stencil and some papers as my mask (mask for mask sounds funny...)
I used texture paste and... you know, I heat emboss everything, so now it was my yellow powder turn.
The lower part-  under and around the " road" was stencilled with flowers from Bloom Silhouette stencil and misted into pink... and heat embossed. Guilty. I am addicted to heat embossing.

For the sky portion I used Bubbles stencil and ... no heat embossing this time, but using Gelatos around the dry circles to outline them.

When the background was done I just glued the die cut images and the Emerald city one on the top. 

Products used:
ARTplorations stencils
BubblesWeathered woodBloom Silhouettes, Gridlocked
I enter this MM piece to a few web challenges:
Canvas for The Mirror crack'd
 Mixed Media Mojo- Anything goes
Altered eclectics- Anything goes
That craft place- Anything goes MM


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow look at all texture making it touchy feely - thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month x

Siv said...

I love the colours and texture in this piece! Thanks for joining Mixed Media Mojo's Anything Goes challenge! Siv x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous colour and texture. Thanks for joining in at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge. Angela x

Tanja said...

love your take on the famous book

Lee-Anne said...

Perfect portrayal of the Wizard of Oz, Irit! I love the bold colors and your fabulous yellow brick road!

lehtipollo said...

Fabulous colours and textures!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

a very fun project - and I too like heat embossing
thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media Mojo

Barb Housner DT

Lin said...

Oh my goodness me, what a stunner! There is so much amazing and gorgeous detail going on here.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us

The Mirror Crack'd

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

WOW I just love your creativity with your piece of art - love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
DT The Mirror Crack'd
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hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
xxx Hazel.

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