Monday, January 20, 2014

"She" Art Style

Hi All,
 and a belated, happy new year to all my lovely visitors!!
After a wonderful summer break I feel fresh and inspired.
I have long admired all the SHE art canvases I have seen over the last few years but have never got around to creating something along those lines myself. That is until now......... I do not do pretty though so had to go for a  grungy, steampunk version!

I managed to get my hands dirty before Christmas using bits and pieces from my Scrap FX stash.... yes I do have a mountain of chippies to keep me in my happy inky place!
So here she is........

I was originally inspired by the Headgear lady from Scrap FX,
Headgear Lady
isn't she a treat? And the bonus is, she comes with the cool book paper already cut behind her!
I added a few more components to give her a little more depth because, well, I simply could not help myself!

I treated the chippies on her head and the letters with embossing powder so that they would "pop" as the main feature of the canvas.

As well as the powder I sprayed the letters and allowed the ink to pool for a grungy distressed look.

I built up a heap of texture on the canvas board with texture paste, stencils and of course the chipboard pieces, then got really slap happy with "Lindys Stamp Gang" sprays and paint.

There are a few elements that are metal in the mix but you can hardly tell which is which once I was done adding the layers of paint and ink.

Lastly I highlighted bits and pieces with inca gold so the details popped out.
All that is left now is to figure out what to do with her?

So that is my first post for 2014! 
What are your plans for 2014? I avoid resolutions  as I usually break them by the time January is done, so now I just have "Plans" that are very short term and achievable, that way I avoid being disappointed with my good self!!

Thanks one and all for dropping by!


  1. Welcome 2014 with a BANG...She is amazing! So inspirational, & unique....glad to be back checking out your fab creations:):):)

  2. Thanks for dropping by Lizzy! Looking forward to a fresh and inspired year!

  3. fantastic project. so much work put into it. great colors, well done Michelle. Marta x


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