Saturday, May 4, 2019

NSD Dali Layout ~ FotoBella DT

      Happy National Scrapbook Day! One of my favorite artists is Salvador Dali, along with Picasso and Van Gogh, and I honestly can't pick a fave between the three. I love them all, for different reasons, but since I've already scrapped a couple of Dali's, and even have one framed in my living room, I decided to make another one to add to my collection. Eventually I will get to Picasso and Van Gogh. Lol! 

     I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I adhered with napkins from a fast food place, using Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel to give it texture similar to a canvas. Taking my cue from many of Dali's works, I blended the background with Dylusion's Paints from, starting at the bottom with Pomegranate Seed, and working my way up with Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine, and Vanilla Custard using a large paintbrush. Then I used Archival Ink (Jet Black) with a couple of Prima Stamps (Salvage District) and (Finnabair Clear Stamp #4) with the bird. 

     The stencil work was done with a couple of Stamperia Stencils (Steampunk Man and Clock and Mechanisms) that I applied Prima Black Gesso to. Once dry, I reapplied my stencils, and added Art Alchemy Paints (Raven Black, Silver Spoon, Dragon's Eye, and Ginger Magic) with touches of Prima Rust Pastes (Brown and Red). 

     The titlework was done with Word using this simple tutorial to print onto black strips. 

     Some of the cogs and screws were made with the Finnabair Mechanica Mould using Paper Clay, and painted with Dylusions Black Marble Paint. The other gears are Tim Holtz metal ones that I covered with black gesso. Then they all got colored with Prima Waxes (Bronze Age, Vintage Gold, Brushed Iron and Old Silver) along with some more Rust Pastes. I just LOVE the result!

     The clock on the left was embossed onto clear acetate with Emerald Creek (Hammered Metal and Black Cherry) embossing powders, allowing the background to show. 

     Finally I raised my print with some cardboard, and framed it with some Tim Holtz chains, that also received touches of Rust Pastes. 

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  1. Great work! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Splashy Mix Challenge this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
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  2. This is delightful with the wonderful layers and textures. Thanks for joining us this month at Bleeding Art. Look forward to seeing you again.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love the textures and dark look! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art

  4. This is a Wonderful Layout Drea !! Gorgeous details, love Salvador Dali too.
    Wish you a very nice Tuesday,
    Big hugs, Caty

  5. OK ,first...UH MAZING!! second...I love your use of every day items as art! wonderful!!! Thanks for submitting to this months Bleeding Art Challenge!

  6. Stunning layout and thank you for joining us at the Bleeding Art Challenge.

  7. beautiful layout with rustic elements. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Splashy Mix Challenge.Hope to see you again


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  8. Such a interesting piece of art. Love the Dali image and colors and paterns you've used. Thank you also for joining Dream in Darkness Challenge, I hope to see you again in June.

  9. I love the sources for your inspiration. Thank you for sharing at Dream In Darkness.