Friday, July 26, 2013

On Your Mark...

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I needed a focal image to highlight in this frame and I found the perfect image in my stash: a withdrawn German 100 Mark banknote from the early 20th Century.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!


Supply List

Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:

GC-001 SpellbindersTM Grand Calibur® Machine
S4-409 SpellbindersTM Shapeabilities® Imperial Gold Majesty Circles
MD1-007 SpellbindersTM Media Mixage Circles One 
S5-190 SpellbindersTM Majestic Elements Noble Rectangle
S4-393 SpellbindersTM Imperial Gold Corners One
F-102 SpellbindersTM Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils

Other: watercolor paper, book board, ephemera, gesso, acrylic paint, acrylic glaze, adhesive, brush, sandpaper


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Thanks for all the cool ideas!!!!!!

Kathryn Dyche said...

He, he, he, those 'scrolls' are making me giggle.

Parabolic Muse said...

OMG, that hand painted paper is divine. So is the finished piece.

Lynn Cohen said...

What a trip. I did have to do a double take at the boobs, I man scrolls, they looked like breasts with airplane wings to me!

It came together beautifully when I finally focused on the whole piece.

Nice assemblage of pieces, good of you to share.

Galeria Rocco said...

So cool...and slightly spooky, with the hands coming out of nowhere, love it!

Galeria Rocco said...

Very cool, slightly spooky with those hands coming out of nowhere, love it!

Anonymous said...

Yes one looks a second n third time at those.....scrolls. :) Fab piece!

Bill said...

Ha, ha! I've always thought you were a little cheeky.

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snowbear said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Canace said...

Beautifully done Seth!