Saturday, November 7, 2009
A gift for Lisa LaRosa
The 15th is Lisa's birthday and I plan to give her the sign as a gift. This sign will hang outside the entrance of the Inspirational Retreat, http://www.lisalarose.blogspot.com
Here's some details I added...
This is the very first time I created a mixed media collage where I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like and it came out very close to how I had envisioned.
There are many layers involved. I just kept adding to it to get some depth. When I felt less was more and needed to stop, which in my case is very difficult, I laid down the calligraphy using a brush and acrylic black ink. Several layers of ink went down as well to deepen the black and I sprinkled Schmienke gold powder while it was drying.
This is a piece of wood that I had used as a shelf in the past. It's 4 feet by 2 feet and is the biggest piece I've ever worked on.
I hope she likes it....I can hardly wait to give it to her.