Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Showcase at Aurora Wings

Hi to all. It’s been a while for me to even be online much. I had a two week holiday in Houston with my son and grandson while my beautiful daughter-in-law was in Europe. I had an amazing time. Unfortunately, the week after I got back I contracted bronchitis. This is not an infection good for anyone, but especially a person that is on oxygen 24/7. I am on the mend, but very slowly. After the injection of antibiotics and my daily doses of antibiotics I should be up and about in a week. Unfortunatly my cough could last 3-4 more weeks. So much fun, especially in the middle of night.

Anyway, some of the designers at Aurora Wings had the honor of creating projects with Mitzi’s beautiful Marie Antoinette. See what I mean when I say beautiful?

Marie Antoinette was colored with Copics and layered on several Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock in Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, and Rich Razelberry.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, and R20
Hair: E25, 28, 30, 31
Feathers: V15, R21, BG72, and Blender
Icing and Ribbon: BV00, 02, 04, 08
Parts of Dress, Chocker, and Roses:
R20, 21, 22, 24, 29, 89
Cupcake cups and Butterflies:
BG70, 72, 75, 78
Leaves: G40, 85, 94, 99
Beads, Ribbon, Broches, Lace, and Parts of Sleeves:
V01, 09, 12, 15, 17

Before I could complete my project I need to get my substrate ready for Marie. My canvas is an 8”x10” stretched canvas. I applied DecoArt’s White Acrylic Gesso. I applied a paper napkin with DecoArt’s Deco-page, and sealed with the same. After drying, I applied several stains using DecoArt’s Antiquing Medium mixed with Americana Acrylic Paints in Terra Coral and Sable Brown. DecorArt’s Antiquing Medium is wonderful. You mix 1:1 and it stays the same consistancy as acrylic paint. As with stains, I wipped down areas with a baby wipe. After all was dry I placed some of the Dimensional Effects sparingly, but I think I covered up the texture it made.

In this picture you can see the layers of paper napkins. Some of the word “Paris” is present.

With everything dry, I tried some splatters with DecoArt’s Glamour Dust Paint in Black Ice. When that was dry, I proceeded to paint the edges with Americana Deep Burgundy. I added some cotton tatting that I painted with the Glamour Dust Black Ice and added that to the edges. My canvas metal corners were also painted with the Glamour Dust Paint.

The canvas is ready for Marie, but I must find some bling. My bling is large piece of accent bling from Flying Unicorn that I cut down for the top, botton, and sides for Marie’s image.

The final piece. I hope you like her. She was a lot of fun to create with, as is all of Mitzi’s images.

I hope that you hop over to our Stamps by Aurora Wings Facebook group. There are continuous contest going on. We also have an Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. Please come for a visit and share your little pieces of art with Mitzi’s images.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane
AJ’s Design Artz
Aurora Wings Designer


Dianne said...

Look at this Miss Aletha, you have not only made Marie Antoinette come to life with your coloring, your have created a GORGEOUSSSSSSSSS background, all that texture, depth, and the embellishments are PERFECT, this is a superb piece of mixed media art work, thanks for sharing this masterpiece, hope you get better soon, sending healing wishes to you, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

rovianne said...

Oh she is so wonderfull! Gorgeous piece of art

charlene said...

Beautifully done your coloring is amazing!

applejack cards by sue said...

Mornin' Aletha, I didn't realise you have been so ill... must have missed your post. I do hope you are feeling much better this week and are able to get some sleep. I really do love your canvases and this one looks so special! I am a fan of your colouring anyway and all the time you take with your projects really makes for a fascinating piece of art. Oh, and I do love Mitzi's take on Marie.

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Aletha, this is absolutely stunning. Fabulous colours and live this image.
Linda xxx

Sue H said...

you did a beautiful job on this piece! KUDOS to you!

jengd said...

What a knock-out Aletha!! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

WOW WOW just gorgeous

Lozzy T said...

Absolutely stunning..Hugs Lozzy xx

KristyLee said...

Just freakin wowzers Love this so much. Her hair is wonderful! I want to be like you when I grow up.

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