Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Gingersnap Creations Colour Challenge: Neutral Colours plus one bold .... I love colour challenges especially when based on neutral colours which are so versatile and can be used with any other colour combination. My choice for the bold colour: turquoise .... turquoise is a truly wonderful colour - so fresh and vibrant.
My wall hanging was created around the image of a young Jicarilla maiden. I saw the image in the Commons at Flickr (Smithsonian Institute) and was immediately drawn to it ... the combination of quiet intensity and concentration on her face
I used mainly scraps, recycled and natural materials. The back is corrugated card from packaging material painted 'randomly' with thinned white acrylic paint. I layered it with scraps of patterned paper from Papermania and K&Company. All these papers are torn and afterwards slightly distressed with VersaColor ink around the edges.
The image itself was covered with a thin layer of Decopatch glue to give it a bit of a shine and then covered with acetate. The finishing touches are feathers, gras remnants, bits of ribbons, some twine and turquoise beads.

The printed paper circle came from an old book which I prepared for a new project .... but this is another story and will be a new blog post (lol).

Just pop over to the Gingersnap Creations to see the amazing art work from all artists, to get more inspirations and to join in! Happy crafting, Petra.


Netty said...

Great work as usual Petra, its fab. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful! Have a great time in Germany,

much love

Lucy x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love your wall hanging. It is very unique. Thanks for sharing.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, ooh, I love your hanging! You're so right the girls facial expression is wonderful and you used turquoise, perfect for her beads. the feather just finishes brilliantly :0) xx

stampdiva said...

Petra this is jaw dropping art. The recycled element work so well with that image. Lynne M

Shar said...

Gorgeous hanging! Love all the great textures!

keineisteinek said...

Great work!
It seems like I'm about to lift your "one color" and somehow even the theme for my second entry on Gingersnap Color Challenge, so don't be confused.
I hope that's OK. I just can't resist it (:

Linda64 said...

Your wallhanging is beautiful Petra.

~*~Patty S said...

oh my Petra
what a gorgeous and soulful creation this is...I was visiting your March 2011 posts and this one popped up at the bottom and I just had to come see
corrugated cardboard is favorite ingredient of mine's always fun to reuse and repurpose...
the turquoise beads and feathers...
WOW is all I can say!


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