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.

5 comments:

Bea said...

What a beautiful birthday gift for her and practical too. Every time she walks by it or under it she will think of you. Well done. :)Bea

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow what a challenge. That's a very large scale to work with, I'm sure it will be very appreciated. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Martha Lever said...

This s so beautiful, Renee! The brush lettering is to die for!!!!

Jane Farr said...

Great design Renee -I think she'll love it! The beautiful lettering draws the viewer close in order to read the smaller quotes. It's a wonderful greeting for retreat participants.

michelle allen said...

so beautiful!! your lettering is amazing!