I started with an 8" x 8" artists canvas panel and inspiration from Claudine Hellmuth. These are flat canvases, not ones stretched on frames. It was covered with K &co. DP in a neutral vintage ephemera print. The canvas was then coated with Liquitex Gel medium and dried. Petroleum jelly was smeared on to selected areas of the canvas and then the entire piece was painted with black acrylic paint and left to dry. The paint does not adhere where the vaseline was applied. It was wiped off and then swiped with a baby wipe to remove the oilyness. The background words were stamped in Versamagic chalk ink/Niagara Mist. The fragments were created by applying alcohol inks to the backs. I believe I used Butterscotch, Lettuce and Terra Cotta. I stamped the pear collage and swirls on Designer Artists paper from a Somerset Studio magazine using Stazon Jet Black ink. The fragments were glued to the DP with a small amount of Glassy Accents and cut out. The hinges are Karen Foster, little key and keyhole are Spare Parts Brads and the large key is a vintage one from my hubby's grandfathers estate. The corners are from a local stitchery/stamp/beading store in the charm section. I love how this turned out. It is hard to capture in a photo, but it is really neat IRL. My hubby has asked if he can have it for his office at work. I will take that as the highest compliment and part w/ it graciously I guess. Oh, the awesome images? All available from Innovative Stamp Creations artsy rubber stamp sheets.
Background Words: ATC Elements II
Pear Collage: Summer Elements II
Swirls: Art 4 Frames II