Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September UPA

September brings us the Gotta Dash issue of Unruly PaperArts. Articles will be posted all month about clean and simple, quick and easy, or staying organized to make it easy.  Our guest artist this month is Dawn Barrett.

I'm very pleased to inform you that this term we've increased our family of columnists to bring you even more great art and ideas.  To meet these wonderful new additions to the Unruly team, please go HERE.

This month I opted to make a sample for our Reader Art Quest rather than write a column.  The Dark of Night prompt has put me in the mood for all things eerie.  I just love spooky, Halloween art projects.  How some of the Unrulies interpreted this theme, the challenge details, and where to link up your entry can all be found HERE.  This month's RAQ is sponsored by Eyelet Outlet and Brads.  I was given the owl brads to play with and thought they'd look great perched on a tree in the dark of night.

Here is the September prompt:

Here is my design team sample for inspiration:

Process and Materials:

5 x 7 canvas
covered with ProArt Gesso canvas primer
scene painted with Yasutomo Niji Pearlescent Watercolors

tree made with
Dreamweavers Matte Black Embossing Paste scraped through
The Crafters Workshop 251 Branches Reversed stencil

Red Lead Paperworks rubber stamp
VersaMark watermark stamp pad
Tsukineko #07 black embossing powder
Inkssentials Cut-n-Dry paint nibs
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink-weathered wood
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Eyelet Outlet and Brads--owl brads

I'd like to submit this canvas creation to the following challenges:

Artistc Inspiration: Anything Goes or Memories I have lots of memories of sitting around a campfire late at night at the lake and hearing the owls hooting in the trees.

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge:  Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp MONDAY challenge:  Go Bold

My friend Lynne is having a great giveaway at her blog.
Get the details HERE.  You have until Sept 12 to comment for a chance to win.  You know I love everything Alice!


Brenda Brown said...

Great card Helene, love all the owls sitting in the tree.
hugs Brenda xxx

Wendy said...

Helene...your altered canvas is fabulous! Love the background, the stamp and especially the owl brads. How cool are those!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fabulously spooky yet elegant piece! I love how you created that misty foggy Halloween vibe with the techniques that you used. I also liked how you repeated the owl images. The texture of the tree is fantastic, too! Great work on this and I'm so glad that you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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