Damaged in a Sea of Tears

The WS challenge this week is Openings.  I’ve been wanting to play with a children’s board book for awhile now.  I got busy slicing openings into six of the pages.  Instead of sanding the pages, I used gesso to coat them, adding Lumiere and Goauche paints.  For added texture, I taped a piece of double sided sticky tape down, covering it with a piece of netting from a bag of lemons (the same netting in the window), covering that with pattern tissue paper and adding layers of paint and gesso again and again.

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The frill at the bottom is part of an ornament that caught my eye in December.  I cut a piece of it and glued it with gel medium between the pages.  The stamps I used are the Stamper’s Anonymous honeycomb stamp along with the “Damaged in a Sea of Tears” stamp.  Not sure what company that one is from, it just gives the stamp title and number, 2004 Tamarind, NB.

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As with most projects where you use gold paints/metallics, it can be tricky to capture the shimmer in photos.

Here is a quote from my tears quote collection:

“Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.” ~Albert Smith


24 responses to “Damaged in a Sea of Tears

  1. This looks fabulous, love it, also LOVE the colours.

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  2. wow this is so beautiful!
    great image and colors !!!

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  3. beautiful and special…i just don’t believe how you and i think alike sometimes….my hubbie and i were discussing mesh produce bags over the holidays…i saved a black one that i plan to use for halloween!! your piece is gorgeous! sending warm, chai tea scented wishes your way…

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  4. You inspire me! Your art is great! Love this piece!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Hanne

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful–I’ve always wanted to do a board book, too, but haven’t found one to work on yet–I love yours!

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  6. ooooh la la, fabulous book it is!!! i dig the image, quite a royal piece you created!!

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  7. OMG Patty this is extraordinary.
    So fantastic idea. Love them.

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  8. Your board book is wonderful, love all your additions, very inspirational.

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  9. Wow..this is absolutely wonderful. It just sings of the sea with all the colours and the things you’ve used to embellish it. Love it ! x

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  10. ps….I know its a “sea” of tears but it just made me think of “the sea”….if you get my meaning ! x

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  11. what a beautiful piece of artwork again

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  12. I cant decide which I like best.

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  13. fabulos,Patty!

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  14. Gasp gosh, stuning, recycled art and I recognise that ornament it is like the one you used on your angel.

    you are such an inspiration.

    chriss x

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  15. Awesome Patty, you are so talented. I love how you used a hand shape with the ornament for the ruffle of a sleeve, and all the layers and textures are just beautiful !

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  16. Ingenious Patty…you are such an innovator!
    XX

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  17. Just gorgeous. Patty!

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  18. This one just may be my favorite…….until your next creation!!! LOL

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  19. This is so fabulous. You put a lot of imagination and work into your pieces. Love it.

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  20. Truly beautiful!

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  21. Beautifull!! my compliments!

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  22. Wow this is such a fantastic work of art – just brilliant xx

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  23. Ahhhhh….I am just speechless! This is absolutely gorgeous. I have wanted to do a board book and have never done it. Great inspiration!

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  24. As an aspiring artist…this was just the inspiration i needed. Absolutely georgeous

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