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Friday, January 18, 2013

Fleur-dr-lis

This is a Fleur-de-lis I bought at Hobby Lobby this last fall.  So it's been setting around here waiting for the holidays to be over, kinda waiting it's turn. I love Fleur-de-lis and have quite a few fleur-de-lis stamps.  It  began as a plain chipboard cut out, only 3 layers thick.  This morning I drug and began a to formulate what I wanted to do to it so I could enter it in the Unruly Paper Arts RAQ1: Fleur-de-lis.  I knew about what colors I wante to use, because I want to hang it in the hallway.  Unruly Paper Arts RAQ2: Joie de Vivre! or Joy of Living with a French flair.  So I rolled them together and this what I ended up with.  I painted it with a mix of Yellow Ocher and Gesso, while it was wet I laid a printed picture of the Eiffel Tower and a print of an old wine label, face down onto the wet Gesso and let it dry.  Then I wet my fingers and GENTLY started rubbing away the paper.  Then I added some Fleur-de-lis stamp images, and stenciled areas.  At the top and in the middle are pieces of grunge board, these are the pieces that were in between the cutout pieces.  Painted them Burnt Umber and glued them on. 

It still looked kinda flat and dull, so I took a damp pom pom, dipped into the Burnt Umber and gave it a wash, much better, but still needed something, so I added some gold leafing here and there, oops! too bright! But a wash of the same burnt Umber took care of that.  As I painted the edges black a pulled the brush toward the face and got a dry brush around the edges.
 


Here is a close up of the bottom where the wine label was adhered.
Here is a close shot of the top
 
Like Fleur-de-lis and Paris themed projects? Then be sure to go to:
 
 http://unrulypaperarts.blogspot.com/p/raq-1.html for the Fleur-de-lis
and
http://unrulypaperarts.blogspot.com/p/raq-2.html for the Joie de Vivre

Here is my Fleur-de-lis hanging, in the hall, next to my framed wine labels.  What do you think?


15 comments:

  1. OMG - This FdL is gorgeous! What a great find at Hobby Lobby and it is the perfect wall decoration. Love those colors and images!! Have a great weekend! I need to go check out your journal pages!!

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  2. Its Gorgeous!!! Love how you added bits of gold leafing. What a wonderful piece to display in your home. Well done Krisha!
    Hugs Lynn

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  3. I think it looks perfect on your wall. It is a wonderful Unruly entry! ( And I appreciate the detailed description of your art process. )

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  4. I love everything about this!!

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  5. What a beautiful piece for your home!

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  6. Fabby decor piece! Adore all of the details and sharing of the steps you took...

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  7. I love your fleur-de-lis. It looks beautiful on your wall. I live in St. Louis, MO and it is our symbol so it is extra special to me.

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  8. This looks amazing - love it on your wall. I bet is looks even better in real life with all that lovely texture and gold leaf. x

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  9. Great decoration piece...and it looks perfect next to the framed wine labels!!! :)

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  10. Great Fdl- love the colors and the gold leaf is such a great touch. The Eiffel tower image and the stenciling are a great touch!

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  11. Beyond stunning, Krisha!! I love all the fantastic layers of color and textures. Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

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  12. Love your Fleur de Lis! I sent to my first ever Hobby Lobby yesterday and wished I lived here so I could fill my house (unfortunately cannot fill my suitcase) with all the lovely things. I just love the tin wear and the big chests and ... oh everything.
    Keep making. and thanks for sharing.

    Hugs, Neet (thanks for commenting on WOYWW even though you didn't post) xx

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  13. Very nice! I like it. I had a hard time picturing how large this was but the final picture gave me an idea. I like what you did with it!

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  14. Hi there Krisha, great work on that fleur de lis . Sounds like you had a lot of fun building those layers and achieving such a gorgeous vintage effect x

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