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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Smile!

This week saw the start of a new "Quoth the Raven Challenge"
Challenge #40 is "Snow Poe" ...create something Poesque using white + 1 other colour...
Had to go with black didn't I?


Quote from "The Raven"
 ("Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad face into smiling...")

 I had worked on this icon before so it needed several coats of gesso and paint to block the colours, but it did leave some yummy texture :D

 I already knew the images from Itkupilli I wanted to use.
 Printed out onto plain copy paper the images bond nicely to the wood and painted surface.
I typed out the quote and printed, before cutting up and edging the words with black distress ink.

Couldn't resist that smile :D
But it was just lacking a little something...
Black Diamond stickles!
and a bit of highlighting :D

Enjoy :D XXX


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13 comments:

  1. Gina, this is absolutely amazing work! New to QTR and to the DT, but this has just blown me away! And, yes, the Black Diamond Stickles were required here! ;-)

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  2. This is so gorgeous! Love the ink blots coming from the raven!

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  3. Your in the ZONE! now aren't you! Spectacular Piece,!! Indeed! xoDebi

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  4. AWESOME !! This is an amazing piece and I really love your bird image :-) Very thought provoking and brilliantly done :-D Thank you for coming over to play at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)

    IKE x

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  5. This is gorgeous. I love the gesso texture, the skull's eternal smile and the raven bleeding ink. Inspired!

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  6. Poe would approve and probably write a tale about it. Love the black and white balance. And the sight of black evoking smiles. 😊

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  7. oh my, this is spectacular! I've gone back a few times now to re-look at this, such a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven x

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  8. This is a spectacular piece! I love the quote and your interpretation is spot on! Really fabulous work and so glad you chose to play with us at Quoth the Raven this month!

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