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Monday, July 12, 2010

Strip Ease - Crusade #42

This month Michelle's crusade is all about Strip Ease....not Strip Tease which probably would not be a good idea for me!



Last month I didn't finish my piece for the crusade so this month I decided not to wait until the last minute. I got busy today and began with....



A 12" x 12" piece of red rosin paper. I did some fake writing with my dip pen and ink. Then added some stenciling with gesso and a sponge.



Next came some torn strips of paper.



A couple more pieces going across, and another stencil on the right side.



I finished up with a little sanding, a very light coat of cream paint over the strips to tone them down a bit, and added some black to give it a little punch. And there you have my little Strip Ease!

30 comments:

  1. YeeHaw! Well done!

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  2. A lovely piece yet quite different to the usual bright colours you have been working in of late. I LOVE your fake writing, Janet, and I'm itching to try that myself in my next mixed media piece. It looks like fun!

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  3. Great piece. I have to try that, it looks like fun.

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  4. Great page Janet,
    Love the combination of textures.It does look like fun. Very effective
    Lee:)

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  5. Lovely page Janet simple but oh so effective.

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  6. Great job Janet, This one is fun. I hope to be posting mine tomorrow. I have 3 pages I have done.

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  7. Very nice. Very soft palette.
    Hugs,
    Sophie

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  8. Wow, this looks really good. I like that rosin paper. Your fake writing is so cool.

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  9. Janet - love seeing the steps of process here. Thanks for sharing the evolution of this background with the team. Love the results!

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  10. Looks like it was a fun piece to create. Great Job.

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  11. I love the color combination, Janet! I think another reason this crusade appeals to me is that I love to see that torn edge...so delicious!

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  12. Beautiful background - luv those white gesso images & your fake writing ... not come across that before.

    daisy

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  13. Janet, this is beautiful! I love all of it! the colors are gorgeous! Thank you for your comment yesterday.

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  14. Love everything about this Janet. Especially the writing in the work. I really love seeing that-it gives the illusion of an antique piece. Very nicely done.

    Hope you're not too hot. It's the worst, hottest summer on the island we have had in years. Three of the same words daily. Hazy hot & Humid...ugh

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  15. Gorgeous. I need to go buy me some stencils!

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  16. nice purple ripped piece

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  17. Oh this is really cool.....and a little naughty! hehee...

    love the title Strip Ease!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina....

    maybe I'll head down to the studio and collage something strippy too!

    xoxox

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  18. Love what you did for the striptease! THanks for stopping by and checking out my watercolor post...I'll keep at it and see what happens, but nohing beats acrylics for me!

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  19. You stripped it with ease!!! Love it! Think I'm going to try to do this crusade...
    Mary

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  20. Janet, I love the colours you have used and the different patterns on the strips - it works so well. A great piece.

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  21. Great page, I'll have to get my stick pen out and write again, it adds a whole different feel to a project.

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  22. Hey, love it! Beautiful and very effective!

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  23. What a great effect with the dip pen. I love the paper you started with too, good on you for being brave enough to work on top of it. I tend to hoard nice paper, which is silly I know!

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  24. A beautiful combination of stripes!

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  25. Hello Janet,

    me too I'm glad Michelle asked to strip ease and not striptease ! LOL

    I like your stencilling on the page and the faux writing.

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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  26. Great what you did with the writing. I especially like your stencilling with gesso.

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  27. Thanks for sharing your process. Learned a couple tricks from you.

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  28. Beautiful ! Love your composition, and you showing us how you did this page. Thanks for sharing !

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  29. I really love this page with all the elements included especially the pen and ink writing and gesso stenciling. It is really rich. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. ooooh Good work! like the paper too! but what is this fake writing people are refering too??? I'm having a brain fart I guess...teehee xoSusan

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