Saturday, 2 June 2018

Ripped Paper Dress

I've been reading a review copy of a mixed-media journal book and I was inspired to make this little canvas. I didn't really copy any of the projects in the book , just used some ideas and picked things like collaging with torn paper, using book pages etc.

I used a Penny Black stamp , acrylic paint, a Tim Holtz stencil and Distress Ink re-inker (on the hair).

The book is The Painted Journal by Jeanne Oliver. I posted a review of it here.

I'd like to enter:
Country View Challenges the written word
Try it on Tuesday  she's got the look
A inky Mess anything goes
Art Journal Journey   inspired by (the book)


19 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

Wow - your girl canvas looks so pretty! Great you shared it with us at Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Journey! Much appreciated!
Happy weekend!
Hugs, Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

Your canvas is beautiful - fab girl - lovely details.
I have a weakness for art/craft books - so I hope you have not tempted me again :)
Thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ.
Have a lovely weekend.
Gill x

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful image! You have been very inspired by your book, great result. I like how the background texture and the texture of the dress fit together.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You draw beautifully. I love her soulful face and the way her hair hangs down around it. But of course, the background is amazing, and the way you placed the focal image on a book page was incredible. I was actually mesmerized when I first saw it. We are truly grateful that you shared this with us at Art Journal Journey. I personally hope to see more of your art in the near future, Marina.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I really like this!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh that clever and so good!

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful mixed mixed project. Love the collaging with the torn papers especially x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous canvas Marina, love the girl image and what you did with the torn papers.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril xx

maria f. said...

That is so cool, Marina. Reminds me of a collage of ripped paper I did once with a photo of our pooch. That was fun. You've gotten a fabulous effect on her dress. I love that.

Marjut said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Greta said...

I'm totally in awe, Marina--amazing piece of art!
I enjoyed your comment on the card for my uncle. I really didn't think we had a relationship--nothing bad, just didn't ever see each other. So having him send me the credit card was a total surprise. I've only seen him once since college, but we exchange Christmas cards & I've never forgotten what he did for me. The interesting thing is, too--his first wife was my mom's little sister, so that's why he's my uncle. But my aunt was tragically killed by a drunk driver when I was in high school. Yet he reached out to me & I have life long memories because of it. I do regret not making more effort to see my nieces & nephews when they were growing up. I will always be there for them, but they may not realize it. Hard being physically far apart from family.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a great look! I love how you made her - far better to use ideas to make your own version using what you have learnt! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic canvas and its a lovely drawing of the girl. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne

Cath Wilson said...

This is wonderful - such a great way to ring the changes, too. Love the torn paper!

Thanks for joining the TIOT challenge.

Cath x

Miriam said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

Joan said...

Great canvas, lovely drawing and love her dress

Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge

Joan

Dianne said...

Great use of the text paper...and I think I spy Origami paper for the dress?! Lovely work!

Teresa said...

Love this canvas - very inspiring! Thanks so much for joining in with our Written Word Challenge at CVC. Good luck and hope to see you again, Teresa DT

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