Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leonardo Da Vinci Pages

After my last post I got another call from work to say I was booked in for another 5 days of training which would start the next day.Then I was taken off the floor(my nursing shifts hands on) to implement what was learnt.SSSooo my"back to my usual shifts at last" went straight out the window and "no time to get creative" came right back in.My deadline for another collaborative paper bag book swap was fast approaching and they kindly gave me another week so I could still participate.On the last few days I finally got my pages done and sent
Leonardo Da Vinci was the theme and when we all delved the net looking for images and info you fast realize what an amazing man he was.He painted,drew, invented things,did studies of the human body and plants and so much more.For my first set of pages I chose one of his paintings-Madonna Lita.

I did an image transfer to material and then added various colours of Opals Embossing Enamels all around her.After three layers of Opals where added I added some metallic leaf, reheated it and stamped on the brick part and run the bottom section thru the Cuttlebug using a swirl embossing folder.Here is the page under the light flash off.

I did put it under the scanner but it just looked dull.The next page also looks dull and isn't.I used this drawing below which I have as a stamp.

I stamped and etched the image into brass as the focal point.Then it was stained and then sanded back so the brass shines thru again

The pages are on the way to England and it was sssooo good to get some art done again.While I was a week late with them Grant was doing something in the yard.....something he started 17yrs ago!!!.Finally I have a fish pond with water lilies and all.It still looks raw and not much but next Wet season it will look amazing.So glad he finally got in and got it to this point at last.At the back there will be a waterfall too.Today the lilies flowered and the water is now clear.When I can I'll take another photo.I don't call him him "gunna" Grant for nothing LOL.
Annette In Oz

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