Friday, 13 March 2009

" Print" for ABAA


Heres my 4x4 for the challenge at Awfully Big Art Adventure which is "Print"
I tore up strips of newspaper and junk mail and painted and stamped them.
Then I took the quote from one of the discarded pages of an altered book I'm making and edged it with ink.
I then glued the pieces at random onto cardstock.
When it was all dry I chose a square I liked and cut it out.
I covered everything with a thin coat of gesso, to even out the tones and finally I added the image.
I hope you like this bit of re-cycling...and thanks for dropping in !

17 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really beautiful.
Fabulous background. I love them.

Helen in the UK said...

Very nice! I'm a big fan of recycling, so this is a hit with me :)
Also, thanks for your recent visit to my blog and lovely comments about the fabric ATCs, etc. I wasn't able to reply to your comment directly as your profile is set to 'no reply'.

Rosie said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft hazy effect you've achieved with the gesso on the newsprint. Beautiful piece and lovely to have you with us again.
Rosie
ABAA

Linda said...

Lovely and soft and subtle - the newsprint gives an interesting background, doesn't it. I like the way you gessoed over to soften it.
Thanks for joining in.
Love Linda

Rosie said...

I think it's gorgeous! You did this so well Rubymay, I hope you continue to use these types pf backgrounds!! =)

Anneke said...

a very beautiful and elegant card

Maureen said...

This is lovely.

Jan said...

Beautiful soft colours and dreamy image. Lovely

Jendy said...

Love it! I love the muted colors, so peaceful.

Martina2801 said...

WOW...these are awesome...gorgeous work !!!!

Martina2801 said...

This is really fabulous

Rachel Bland said...

Gorgeous art! Love it!

Kimmie said...

It's fun to recycle - and your newsprint fits right in with this nostalgic image!

Genie said...

Beautiful recycling

Lynn said...

Beautiful work on this challenge, I love using old print too :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful use of newsprint for your background
Lovely 4x4 RubyMay, nothing is wasted!

Jaqi said...

This is a beautiful piece, well done Jaqi