Monday, 25 June 2012

Initially...

... I am being clever... ok, I am trying to be clever lol Guess what? A few weeks ago I joined the Snazzy's DT and received my DT package... and in the package was a papier mache H for me to alter. The other girls on the team had all altered an inital so it is my turn. And because I am so clever (ahem) I completely forgot to take a photo of the initial before I started altering it... oh and I forgot to take a photo during altering it. So, you will have to just see the photo's I remembered to take once I had finished it lol




I alluded to this piece on Saturday, showing sneaky peek of it... well... here it is in full! Remember that cool paper patching technique I found a few weeks ago (HERE's the post) Well, I used that technique... using my most treasured papers to do it... namely my Jenni Bowlin papers that I only use on something that isn't ever going to leave my sight. Once the papers were pieced and sealed with Multi Medium, I set about adding some texture to the surface. I mixed Terra with Cranberry Dabber paint and then added a smidge of Gesso to blend it in and pink it up a bit. This was then spread thru some stencils and once dried I used a Stabilo "All" pencil to add definition to the paper pieces and edges of the initial.


The embellishment is a Tattered Flowers rose made using the papers that were stuck onto card to make the papers sturdy enough to shape. I added some Tattered Leaves behind the flowers and a couple of pins.... and then popped a Word Band onto the cross bar of the H, adding jute to make it more rustic. I will be debuting my DT piece on the Snazzy DT Blog on July 2nd with my DT pieces for June... I am playing with Darkroom Door stamps and lurving them loooooads!


Right, I better get a move on, my Room of Stash is resembling a bit of a pit again.. I know, I keep saying I shall do better... and I am putting stuff away after each crafty session but... well, I can't help it if I need to get everything I own out just to see if I need to use it lol As ever... Thanks for looking... hope you have a goodly Monday! TTFN

Hels x

18 comments:

Miriam said...

Fabulous! Love what you have done Hels.

Minxy said...

Great use of all the precious scraps, looks lovely and vibrant x

TonyR said...

love it!!
all pink and sparkly like you!!
xxx
c,")

Buttons said...

Love the way the paper piecing has been blended with the coloured gesso here Hels, and your flower is a triumph.
Seems JP had fate on his side yesterday, unlike England! Can't they hear the clear instructions they are being sent from our sofa? Most of our street could!!!
Hugs, Buttons x

Carole Z said...

Fab! Great use of all the scraps and love the idea! Brill, Carole Z X

Helen said...

Love your H, Hels' - the paper patching is fab again.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a super pink patchwork collage Hel's...beautiful work...Mel :)

Joanne said...

Wow that's a big H and what a fab job. Love the pink, so vibrant. Just so clever.
Hugs Joanne xx

Aquarius said...

A great altered 'H' and OK to use treasured papers if you are keeping it!! Don't worry about the room - you can't be creative without making a mess. That's my theory anyway LOL!!

Rita said...

What a work of Art. I love everything about it Hels. I too have an Initial, but its still the way I bought it. I must remember to take a picture before I start. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Redanne said...

Love what you have done with the 'H' Hels, great paper piecing and love how you brought it all together using paint and gesso. Just love it and the flower is, of course, fab too. A x

craftimamma said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous Hels! The paper piecing of those pretty papers works beautifully and your flower is a masterpiece. Can't wait to see what you've done for us with those lovely Darkroom Door stamps.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome xx Now if we didn't know you made this, could we guess? Pink, flower, precious papers, great painty, inky, gessoed technique - yep, that H is definitely in the style of Hels. See you soon, have a great break oop North xx

Tina Connolly said...

Looks fab! That patch technique gives a really cool effect.

Caz said...

Very nice - love the colours!! Need to have a go at that paper piecing - very effective technique!
Hugs
xxxx

gayle said...

I really like that technique, love me a bit of patchwork! :)

Gillian .... said...

Tsk shame on you, you never mentioned this earlier. The patchwork is BEAUTIFUL, the colours are so YOU, the flower is sooooo YOU ... in fact the H is YOU rofl ... love it hun. xxx

Anita Houston said...

Love this patchwork H Hels!!! So you and so yummy pink!!!

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