Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Through The Craft Room Door Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to everyone that has joined us from the TTCRD blog hop. Today we have a treat for you, we are so lucky to have a fabulous Guest Designer - Louise Withers.

 

My inspiration for this project was this image of a Chinese Empress' Headdress. I decided to collage a children's hardboard book. Having painted it with gesso I stamped the Jane image into the centre, then added texture paste through the Damaged Damask stencil around it. I began to build up odd embellishments to form a headdress then stamped the same Jane image onto card and layered it over the first. I continued to add more embellishments to the headdress until I was happy with it.

Next I added white gesso over the whole thing before applying Pink Iced Gem, Burning Bonfire and Mulberry Bush paints. By spraying them with water they blended beautifully. Adding various Luscious pigment powders and some dry brushing with Raven Black Metallic Paint the whole headdress began to glow. I redrew some of the detail back in to the face and used more Luscious powders to give her some 'makeup'. To finish I added some highlights with Stickles.




You should have come to visit us from Ema's Blog and after you have left our Guest Designer Louise some love you need to be checking out Jan's Blog.

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71 comments:

  1. absolutely sensational my lovely friend ! ... you've smashed it Lou ! :-) x

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  2. Wow Lou that's amazing

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  3. Soooo wonderful !!!! Love your creations and thank you for joining us at TTCRD Blog-hop HUGS Cicci

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  4. Absolutely outstanding!!! Utterly gorgeous Louise!

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  5. This is a fabulous piece of artwork on a book cover Louise and the colours are gorgeous! x

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  6. WOW this is simply awesome! What a fabulous creation.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Wow...absolutely stunning.

    Alpna

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  8. OH my gosh, this is amazing!

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  9. Wow wow wow , this is so gorgeous!! A piece of art to treasure!!
    Thanks for sponsoring us at TTCRD and joining us in the fun!!

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    1. Thank you for your invitation, hope to join in again

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  10. Wow, this is so totally gorgeous! Can't believe that that used to be a children's book...very well done. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome creation with us.

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    1. Thanks Charlene, I appreciate your kind words.

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  11. WOW! What a stunning piece of work you created! Love it. THank you again for joining us!
    (hugs) Cara, TTCRD

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    1. Thanks for having me, hope You ask again Cara.

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  12. Wow this is outstanding. Great project. Lots of work for sure. Your very talented and great inspiration.

    Linda K.

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    1. Thank you Linda, it didn't take that long, once I had an idea.

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  13. absolutely gorgeous Lou - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

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    1. thanks Rachel, getting into it again .xx

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  14. Wowww! absolutely gorgeous!!!! the work is fantastic. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs

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  15. Wow gorgeous Lou, wish I could so something like that, sure you had fun. Wonderful x

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    1. I promise you it is easy to create Pen

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  16. What an absolutely stunning work of art! Helene

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  17. I am so impressed with how this Empress turned out...just beautiful :D XXX

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  18. Wonderful collage. The headdress is phenomenal!

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  19. Lovely work. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop

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  20. Wow, this is gorgeous - such an amazing piece of art:)

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  21. WOW, Lou! What a stunning transformation of the children's book! I've collected a few to play with but as of yet haven't had the nerve. This is beyond amazing. Such a fabulous piece of work and great inspiration. xxD.

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    1. Donna, it was easy, maybe we could do one together ish

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  22. This is gorgeous. A perfect way to repurpose the book.

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  23. This is absolutely Gorgeous!

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  24. WOW, Fabulous, Gorgeous, Wonderful x

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    1. Many thanks, thanks and thank you 😄

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  25. Beautiful Lou, just like you my lovely. xxx

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    1. Becoming from you, that means a lot xx😊

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  26. Amazing creation! So many interesting techniques in this blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. WOW - your empress is STUNNING!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING!!!

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  28. I would love to be able to create something like this! Outstanding layers, and just a beautifull art piece!

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  29. Such a cool idea! Your altered book is amazing! You are very talented!

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  30. Forgot to say... thank you for sponsoring the hop over at TTCRD!

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  31. Stunning creation. It's a real showstopper. Hugs

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  32. Absolutely stunning. I am speachless.

    Marjeta

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  33. OH Wow.. you Rock on this! LOVE LOVE..

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