On Your Mark...Get Set...Go!
Today's artwork and tutorial were inspired by one of Spellbinders' newest die sets - Gold Majesty Circles - and uses 3 other Spellbinders die sets as well. I am pretty much a grungy guy but can also really appreciate the classic and the ornate. And this set of dies hits that mark.
I used several dies from the set, along with a sheet of Pearl foil, to create this dramatic frame.
Just had to rough it up a bit by running a piece of fine grit sandpaper over the surface. It adds a bit of age and history to the piece. And really highlights the embossed surface.
I needed a focal image to highlight in this frame and I found the perfect image in my stash: a withdrawn German 100 Mark banknote from the early 20th Century.
When I first looked at this image, I thought it seemed too cheeky to be used on currency. But in looking more closely - several times - I am pretty sure what we are seeing are unfurled scrolls! LOL!
I created a ring using two dies from Spellbinders Circles One set which I planned to use to highlight the image of the face on the paper.
Needing some details to add to this piece, I cut corners using Gold Corners One...
...and one section cut from the same Pearl foil using the new Noble Rectangle die set.
I went hunting through my piles of hand painted paper and found the perfect color match for this piece. I wrapped it around a piece of book board to create a stable backing.
Time for glue. Putting the pieces together is always my favorite part!
Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:
Other: watercolor paper, book board, ephemera, gesso, acrylic paint, acrylic glaze, adhesive, brush, sandpaper