I am so excited to be a Guest Designer on Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) for the month of August. Please visit the CCB website and blog and check out their fabulous products. I had won the June challenge and my prize was CCB prize pack and Guest Designer spot.
My CCB prize pack included the following:
Canvas Corp Heirloom Sewing on Ivory 12 x12 paper
Canvas Corp Heirloom Cameras on Ivory 12×12 paper
Canvas Corp Scissors on Ivory 12×12 paper
Canvas Corp Stretched Natural Burlap – 4 x 4
7gypsies Atchitextures Short Base Clock
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist London Fog
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Monolith
A couple of days before receiving my prize pack, I had watched a documentary movie called ‘Flamenco Flamenco’ on Netflix. It;s a beautiful show featuring Spain’s best Flamenco dancers and singers. The costumes, the dancing and stage scenery was all so mesmerizing. The stage scenery had this sunset earthy moody skies and classic flamenco paintings in a Flemish like style.
My collage was inspired by 'Flamenco Flamenco' and August CCB challenge theme is "The movies". The vintage cameras paper right away prompted a theme in my mind ‘capturing the moment’. Just loved the Flamenco dancers and their expressive faces and movements; captures intense much drama and emotion. Just then I knew how I wanted to capture the moment in my piece.
I used a 300 gsm (140 lb) watercolor paper. I colored the background using Tattered Angel
I printed a copy of a dancer circa 1900 and painted the clothing with watercolors
I first auditioned all my pieces. Then applied the images from the Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On - Pose. The images of the women on the parchment paper remind of the Flamenco dancers; their hair pulled back and vintage look. Then adhered the Architexture Short Base- Clock. Then glued the dancer on top of the clock. I added gold Stickles on her jewelry and bronze stickles on her hair adornment. I then added the vintage camera and stamped a few more images and text.
I wanted to create a little drama of my own. I added embroidery thread that extends from the dancer’s hand to the camera, denoting…well “capturing the moment”. For this, I used metallic embroidery thread. There is a little planning involved in this step.
I first had to determine the placement of the embroidery thread. I created a pattern on tracing paper and reason being is that pencil lines and erase line look unsightly. I then used a pointy sharp tool, used for clay sculpting, to poke the holes into the paper. The thread will break off if you try to stitch without the premade holes. I tied a half hitch knot on the back and added glue to the knot, as the metallic thread is slippery.
I had a blast making this project and playing with my CCB goodies. I hope you like my project.