Monday, November 16, 2015

To Paris With Love

Hello, Ann here today with  my small tribute to the people of Paris, France.  A few days ago the world was shocked to see and hear of the sad events that took place there.  My intended project and post was very different, but on Friday evening when I saw on television what was happening in my cousins' homeland I was compelled to make this:




It is a small piece that I will insert into my art journal in the next coming days, but for now it is a small vigil to remind us of the fragility of life.

To make this project I used one sheet of handmade paper I made using the Arnold Grummer Paper Making Method.  The actual pulp comes from some international (Europe) packaging I had in the recycling bin and I thought it befitting the situation.



With a stamp of the Eiffel Tower and inks I stamped the image onto the paper.  I let it dry thoroughly. Then I cut out the image leaving a frame around it which I inked in Black.  Because I already had the Red, White, and blue wash tape I chose to use that as the next layer, to represent the colours of the French Flag.



Using some dimensional adhesive I layered the stamped image frame onto a larger piece of the same paper.  I added some spritz of blue ink.  Finally with my DYMO label maker I made the labels.

Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies:
Handmade paper (my own) made using the Arnold Grummer Paper Making Kit and System
Stamp "Mini Classics CMS 062" Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection
Pitt Artist Pens "Big Brush" by Faber Castell.  In Black, Deep Scarlet Red, Cobalt Blue, and White.
DYMO Label Maker and Tape

4 comments:

  1. So true, never take an ordinary moment for granted!

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  2. Greetings,
    What a lovely tribute to the people of Paris.....what a tragedy for them to go through.
    Love and light,
    Michele

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