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Monday, June 18, 2012

mInty!!

Ok here is number two for chocolate chip mint. As soon as I seen the color, or flavor, I knew I wanted to do something with a vintage feel to it.

I used a wooden canvas this time and started with a coat of gesso to the entire thing. Then I added some torn pages of vintage hymnal music. I painted on my mint and used some water and paper towel to wipe some away in the middle of the canvas. I used a darker green around the edges and scraped on some blue and white. I also used the brown around the edges after the paint was dry.

I made a transparency and transferred it in a couple of spots with a hand sanitizer. I don't use to much but just enough to transfer the image. If you use to much it will just moosh it around and smear the image.

I layed down the transparency then the girl. I added a vintage watch crystal that has some old lace inside. I used what was left of a book binding on the bottom and an old key. I added some old bottle caps I found over the weekend at an antique store as well. I had to, they had CHOCOLATE on them!!

 This thing, don't have  a freaking clue what it is, but I like it there! lol! I added an old door plate and little metal spools. One still has the thread on it. I finally went over the whole thing with some brown and black ink around the edges. Oh I did put some images on the side they are just of an old tape measure. I forgot to upload those!

I added some shading around the girl and everything with some black ink. This girl just looked like a sweet shyness. But the whole thing was because of the quote Keyhole to my soul. The reason for the key and the doorplate. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do! I love love all the wonderful comments I got for the first one! Thank you! Ok gotta go link up and go look at some wonderful beautiful art!

31 comments:

helena said...

vintage and soft is a lovely way to go with these colours - and she looks so sweet

BJ said...

I like the little crochet piece in the bubble. BJ

craftattack said...

Beautiful work! Valerie

Joanna said...

Oh she is absolutely DARLING!! Lovely lovely lovely, Lisa. And you used one of your watch crystals, only another 399 to go!!).

x
ps will have to pick your brain about transparencies and hand sanitizer transfers......

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

What a wonderful vintage looking creation ~ excellent ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

bockel24 said...

one of my favourite colour combinations, and your piece is just beautiful!

JessiVille said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love vingage and it reminds me of the restoration projects I have done in the past. Very beautifully done. The mint was perfect for this piece.

Jessi

Carolyn Dube said...

Fantastic composition and use of textures! Beautiful!

Kristin said...

xo!

WrightStuff said...

This is a real beauty!

Susan said...

This is beautiful! I love the addition of the book binding! It adds some nice texture.

Ritu Dua said...

The vintage look has added to the charm of the whole artwork ...love it!

Mandy said...

Thanks for the info in how you did it...not understanding where and how you used the hand sanitiser ...anyhoos ...great work...i do live the vintage feel to it...xxx

Fishcake_random said...

You can definitely work the vintage effect beautifully. And I love the addition of the bottlecaps.
x x x

Caz said...

Really lovely!!

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collage - so wonderfully put together - I love your use and placement of all the ephemera, it's all so well chosen. Wonderful vintage feel - just lovely.

NatashaMay said...

You were right! Vintage looks great in mint chocolate chip color. :) Awesome!

Christine said...

lovely mixed media piece, it does have that vintage feel!

Linda said...

Fantastic piece. I love the image of the boy and the bottle caps.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

seriously amazing and gorgeous... so much work and detail has gone into this... can't wait for next week...xx

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Lisa... love your canvas... and the wonderful collage of deliciousness that there is on it... the transparency looks fabulous...

Hugs
Jenny x

joanna said...

Wow Lisa! stunning vintage piece and so many details to look at! I love the bottle caps and layers of colours.
xoxo

Denise said...

Fantastic!You are very talented,enjoy your work.Denise

Shahrul Niza said...

O my heaven. This is a masterpiece!. I LOVE everything about it, composition, colors, the odd metals are gorgeous. WOW.

missy k said...

I LOVE this piece.... it is just so totally adorable. I love love love all the details.... you've really done a wonderful job.

I love the little bottlecaps from your last post... what a great find :)

Karen

Terri Neggers said...

I just love the vintage feel and all the wonderful bits and pieces. It came together just beautifully! Right up my alley!

Molly said...

wow-- so many great vintage pieces that you've incorporated. i love it! perfect for this week's colors!

Nora CG said...

Nice, nice, nice. Love your work, it's just so beautiful!!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!.. Adore everything about this mint choccy piece!!..You rocked this challenge!..

Daniele Valois said...

you rock my socks off! yes, these colors are perfect for vintage!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Wonderful mixed media collage! You definitely got the vintage feel down.

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