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Friday, 16 March 2012

My Mum...a natural beauty :D

So this is what happened to the ruined pastel portrait yesterday. I guess she didn't want to be mono-tonal lol, but she does want to be entered for this weeks Paint Party FridayTo get from "ruined oil pastel sketch" to "Mixed media Goddess" you got to get nasty!!!
I cut the original piece in half and buried it under some scrunched paper. Then I cut out the original inspirational image and glued that on top.
Next I dabbed various acrylics on with kitchen paper(including some lush metalics) and painted the image over with china white....and stared doodling.... forgetting to take photos :S as she screamed for MORE COLOUR!!!!
Then I grabbed some ornate black peel off stickers to make a border, using the off cut as a stencil to add a splash of pale blue. Over this layer I added some rub on text and a butterfly :D
The finished piece also has a few cabochon gem stones for flower centres :D
Enjoy :D XXX
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35 comments:

  1. Wow Gina that is awesome, just goes to show you that nothing can technically be 'ruined' it just needs lots of lots of work to bring it back to where it needs to be - I love the colours on this it looks fantastic - hope you have a great day!

    Hugs

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  2. This is WONDERFUL! I LOVE the colours, the stencilling, the fab image of your Mum. This is super.

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  3. Wonderful! See, there are "no mistakes in art"...lol!
    Hugs xx

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  4. Wow, how beautiful that is! Love the colors. Happy PPF!

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  5. Fabulous collage, great originality. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

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  6. Fantastic collage ~ very creatively recovered ~ way to go ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

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  7. Sometimes an error ends up being a success. I see a good creative work. Saludos

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  8. Oh My, Gina! This is simply awesome. I'm in love -- you did an incredible job of transformation. xoDonna

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  9. WOW! This one is so cool!! I love her eyebrows!!!

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  10. LOVE your work . . . I'm a new fan! xo

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  11. Very cool! I love seeing your process. The transformation is amazing.

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  12. Cool work...love the transformation :)

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  13. Your mom looks fantastic, Gina. :) Love how springy the whole page looks. :)

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  14. Great textures and layaers!
    It's wonderful to see the progression of this in the photos you took.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. Gina this is AMAZING !! Love the "Sixties"-Effect ;)

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  16. I love this interesting composition with excellent colors and a nice design, very creative, good job.

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  17. Wow - what a transformation. Stupdendous! Marvelous! A positive delight!!

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  18. This is pretty cool. I'm always a fan of seeing the transformation of one's art. :)

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  19. Awesome collage, love the richness of color and texture! <3

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  20. I'll take a mistake any day if it turns into something as great as this. Are you going to give it to your mum?

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    1. I used a print of it to make her mother's day card :D

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  21. What fun! Will (would) your mother be thrilled with her transformation? Love all the colours too.

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    1. I will find out tomorrow lol :D

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  22. This turned out so cool, what a chnge! Very creative!

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  23. You an incredibly arty, witchy woman. I bet your mom is eternally proud of her her girl ;-)

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  24. Wow!! Double Wow! This is so beautiful Gina! I bet your mom loves it too ;o)

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  25. a beautiful rescue! happy ppf!

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  26. Looks wonderful, very arty. Love the fresh colors.

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  27. Oh I love that you used a picture of your mom. Love! The colorful flowers around her face are so pretty. :)

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  28. This card is so lovely! Flowers in the hair are an inspiration!

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  29. What a great idea - LOVE this card! Valerie

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  30. Aren't we all lucky that you decided to GET NASTY!? ;-)
    Great job! i really love what you did with the explosion of colors and flowers in her hair. And LOVE the nose. Yes, i do. xoxo

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