Dream

Here is another way you can use the

‘grilled tins tutorial’

that I had mentioned in a post back in April.

Baking the paint off the tin gives a nice vintage look that doesn’t need much touch up.

I sometimes use gold gouache in a tube; applying it with my fingertip to add a bit of color/cover.

I layered papers and images, even a clay piece at the top using a gold Krylon pen for the edges.

There is a little strip of velvet near the bottom.

The inside has crushed velvet in it too; a soft place to hold my friend Carol’s dreams.

“Dreams are illustrations….from the book your soul is writing about you.” ~Marsha Norman (American Playwright and Dramatist)

and one more:

“Be careful what you wear to bed at night, you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.” ~Unknown 😉

7 responses to “Dream

  1. I just can’t get enough of these baked tins!! I only have two more months to wait for a barbecue at the cottage!! Hee, hee! I really love your use of gouache. That’s something that I’ve never tried! (there is so much I’ve never tried and I realize that each time I visit your blog). You truly inspire me, my friend!

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  2. I love this one. It reminds me of something I did in Foundation Art a couple of years ago. We had a workshop from Ian Walton. His work is fascinating, I would definately reccomend you check him out if you have time. Russell Mills is equally talented and a friend of Walton’s. They both foucus on using found objects in their art. In the workshop I had with Walton, I used an old violin case which I found on the beach. The colours from rusting were amazing and I used purple velevet as well.
    The velvet looked lovely – I think it’s a brilliant way of giving more importance and emphasis to objects like these which are often overlooked.

    http://www.russellmills.com/

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  3. Wonderful piece! You have been very busy and your muse is oh so good to you. I love the velvet and the quote within…just right.
    Gaye

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  4. This is so beautiful!!!

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  5. Now I really do love that Dream tin as well as the great poem/quote on the inside amid the crushed velvet. How sweet is that!

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  6. Love your “dream” as well and the dream quote. You use a lot of lovely texture in your work. Very nice.

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  7. This is fabulous!

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