Thursday, December 17, 2009

Achieve your vision: a spread in my Hands AB

I'll be out all day today, running and doing various chores, so I tried to make something yesterday that would be quick to post. I can only imagine what the stores are going to look like this close to Christmas.

I began this piece by making a tape transfer of the stained glass window. The window, a magazine image, was in black and white, so I used several colors of paint on the page to guess at the approximate locations of the glass, then added the tape transfer which by now was black and clear. Finally, I added the hands.

6 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

The stained glass image transfer is so cool! I also love the face in the hand.

Terri Kahrs said...

You've achieved an awesome effect with the stained glass transfer - fabulous piece! Hugs, Terri

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

You did a such a gorgeous job on this! I love the hands in this piece as well as in your previous post "This story in my Hands AB".
I just learned a tape transfer technique in an online class using color images. The black & white image over the colors you painted is such a beautiful effect!!
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog, I am always so happy to hear from you!
Merry Christmas sweet Elizabeth~
Hugs, Carol Anne

Marilyn Rock said...

Elizabeth! I love this piece. You were right on with the stained glass window and the placement of paint colors. The hand is a great addition with the words. Wonderful and also - thank you for the tour, below, of your neighborhood's decorations. Really neat.

I appreciate you stopping by my Blog, for visits, and leaving your warm and supportive comments - thank you!

Happy Holidays to you and yours! I look forward to our interacting in the coming new year :)

Best always - Marilyn

~*~Patty said...

great transfer Elizabeth and the colors on this page are gorgeous!

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth - I didn't realize I had missed so much on your blog - you have been very busy with art and life!

I enjoyed seeing all of your new hands spreads - this one was my favourite of this latest crop. I really like the window effect - very clever! And the painted text "dripping" over your image too - just a great spread overall!

Cindy :)