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Time to Dance by LOUISE CROSBIE

Time to Dance by LOUISE CROSBIE

Hi there. 
I’m back with another card made for a family member. My son's Girlfriend. 
I don’t know her all that well as Covid limited the number of visits we could have for the first year and a half of their relationship so I just had to make one I liked and hope it would suit. I do know she likes the colours grey and paynes grey so I tried to use those colours as my starting point (although I’ve resorted to Prussian blue as the closest colour I own. 
I started by adding gesso to my piece of white card then added modelling paste through a stencil. I added grey in a water colour effect then, when it dried, I added Prussian blue in the same way. 
To blend it and make it more subtle, I dry brushed over it all a few times with white gesso then I just had to build my collage layers. Some of my leaves were not in the right colour tones so I painted those with diluted grey and Russian blue too. 
I assembled “most of” the collage elements leaving off just the phrase/words, the photo, the watering can and the butterfly so I could add some splatters. I chose a plum colour as that seemed to be present already as a bit of an undertone.
Once the splatters were done (and dry) I finished off layering my last elements. 
A few subtle touches of glamour dust glitter added with gel medium and the main part of the card was done. I mounted it onto  a grey card which I’ve added an insert in to make it easier to leave a greeting and sign it etc. 
I just hope it fits in the envelope now that I’ve added all the layers. Fingers crossed.
Finnabair: stencil - dandelions, modeling paste.
white gesso (three sizes available).  
Liquid acrylics - Prussian blue, ink black, titanium white. metallique paint- plum preserves.
Ephemera by 49 and Market
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Sue - November 30, 2021

You know I love this. I’m sure she will too especially when you thoughtfully added favourite colours, always a great place to start. X

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