Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Something Cheerful

Hello everyone! Lora here taking my turn for the amazing Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
Just a little something cheerful to ward off the February chill. Hope it brings a smile to your face!

  And a back view.....

I began with the Little Niche Sunflower.

Using the flower head a s a template, I cut my paper and then bent the niche box into shape for gluing.

I glued the niche box and used clips to hold it together while it dried.

Using two of the same image, I cut one to be a background for inside the niche, and fancy cut the other to glue in on top to create depth.

 I glued the niche box on to the back of the sunflower, taking care to line up edges and the clipped it into place until it dried.

I glued the background into the niche and added a border around the where the flower meets the box. I used watercolor pencils around the edge of the paper border and gently dry-brushed the lines outward, creating a soft edge around the paper.

 I glued in the fancy cut image bits on to the background, using small beads to lift them off the base image and make the piece look a bit three dimensional.
I inked the edges of the flower petals, using a q-tip to blend with.

I added brass flower to the corners and little dots of pearly paints for extra detail.

When all was dry, I flipped the piece over and painted the back. While it was drying, I strung some beads on a pretty piece of ribbon and glued the whole thing on to the back, using a pretty fairy image to hold it in place.

Don't forget to sign your piece!

Little Niche Sunflower
Graphic 45 Fairy Dust Papers
Folk Art Pearl Paints
Lyra Rembrandt Watercolor Pencils
Brilliance Ink Pad in Rocket Red Gold
Swarovski Flat Back Crystals (in the center of the brass flowers)
Stamped Brass Flowers

Thank you for stopping by!


Teddee Grace said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing!

Artifice said...

Love it! Linda

Artifice said...

What did you put above & below your beads on the ribbon? Thanks! Linda

Connie said...

This is SO pretty!