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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Flights of Fancy

Hello My Bloggy Dears!

I'm here today to show you a painting I did specifically to link up at Butterfly Effect 's weekly themed challenge....This week is Masks...
Not to be confused with The Butterfly Effect project that represents the lost children of the Holocaust with handmade butterflies. I had a friend tell me she was thrown off by the name....this is a different site. 

Amy did a tutorial there in her quirky personal style...she makes me laugh :)

Anyhoo....
I decided to do a paint-over collage this time.  I selected an image from a magazine and adhered some paperback pages to the canvas.  I don't use this technique all the time, but I learned it from the wonderfully talented Tamara Laporte of Willowing...and it really is amazing how the underlying image completely transforms....
Sorry about the glare...I barely remembered to snap a pic for you.

Here's an in progress shot.

....I knew I wanted to make her wearing an owl mask....as you know, I'm sorta into them right now :)
I decided to make her feathers all snowy and ethereal.
"Dreaming of Feathers"
8 x 10 Mixed Media on canvas

With a crisp contrasting background and dreamy, party pastel colors....
With lots of irridescent shimmer!
...and as always, my favorite part, piercing eyes...
I purposely left her hair more undefined so as to keep the focus on the mask....
Hope you enjoyed her.
She is in my Shop if you find her dreamy, too....and I am still offering 20% off everything til the end of October!  The coupon code is THANKS2U.

I appreciate you visiting with me today...
I invite you to please stop in on Saturday for A Halloween Party Extravaganza....mwuhahahaha!!!

A Fanciful Twist Halloween Flyer 2011

I am happily joining the festivities this year!  So please join me for some frights and delights...and a Giveaway, too...heehee!

Phew...I don't think I've used so many links before...haha!  I'll see you on Saturday!
Looking forward to it,
Cameron

20 comments:

miruspeg said...

Hello friend!
I love how you take up through the process of your creations.
Your explanations make them so much more interesting!
Another beautiful piece of art Cameron.
Warmest hugs
Peggy xxxxx

Michele said...

So Miss Clever Clogs...that is rather gorgeous!

(michele - new blog - formerly Pipi La La)

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Cameron... this is divine... fabulous seeing the creative process... I love her... thanks for sharing :))

Jenny x

Geri Centonze said...

She's gorgeous! I really liked seeing her in stages too!

Carmen said...

Another beauty Cameron. Another one here who loves seeing your process of creation :D

The Secret Hermit said...

I love her mask and wings Cam they are awesome!!
Did someone say halloween party too? ooh you know I will be waiting for that one ;o)

X

Gina said...

Ooooow she is soooo beautiful!!! Must try that technique myself :D XXX

NatashaMay said...

I love that technique, too. I haven't done it for a while though. She came out fabulous! And of course she'd have an owl mask. :)

Vicki said...

I love this effect....collaging/painting over a magazine image. Was this technique from one of Tam's classes? Which one? Thanks

Raven Moon Magic said...

love love love this technique, especially for those days when a person will not materialise from your pen!, how perfect. You transformed her so well, I am in awe of what she became in the end, I have to say at the start I was wondering what was going on?? didnt realise how much of a base the first photo was, its so stunning. woo hoo for new technique, god there is just so much for us to do, I love it, how do people ever say they are bored in life??
love you Cam

and on another note did you notice that you have a word highlighted in green under your first photo 'snap' as well as 'show' and 'site' in your intro. It links to a little bubble, I had the same thing on a recent post and cannot get rid of it and its not in blogger when I try to edit the post, is this because we dont have a spam guard on our comments, maybe we should put them back on?? Anyone know???
cheeky buggers!

ps did I say that I loved loved loved you new technique?? Ohh yeah!

xxx
sheree

Carol said...

She's very nice!! Love her shimmeriness!!! Spell tells me that is not a word but it fits anyhow :) You did a great job and I love seeing the process.

Natasha said...

I love her. I adore her mask and wings and she is very soulful. I adore her, and I love watching how much the painting changes from the picture. :)

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

WHOOOO HOOOO! She is incredible. Love watching the process. Your talent is showing m'dear! :o) Donna

Joyce van der Lely said...

Oh Cam, she's divine. I love the owlmask and your accompanying story !!! and yes I will surely see you Saturday as well....I'm also taking part in the festivities........hehehahahohooooooo !!!!

Jessica said...

Wow that is amazing! I love that you showed your progress along the way.

Erin K said...

I'm always amazed how you do your paintings...and just blown away by the effect you so nicely shared here. I never tought about painting over a magazine clipping before and the end result is gorgeous!

Hybrid J said...

Loving all the WIP pix. I got to learn so much from you.

Can't thank you enough for your encouragement and support to my journey! You're just wonderful! :)

Kristin said...

She is gorgeous!!! LOVE her - and what a beautiful mask! xo

Melinda said...

WOW such gorgeousness...not sure that is a word but it should be! Creativity for sure! Thanks for stopping by my Halloween party by the way and leaving me such nice comments! I am following you now on Blogger AND Etsy..I am RACHAM on Etsy...not selling anything yet but I buy a lot! lol

Wini said...

She is beautiful Cameron. Well done!!!

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