Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer of Color-Week 2-Mint Chocolate Chip!

........one  of  my  favorite  flavors  of  ice  cream,   and  also  a  wonderful  color  combination  to  work  with  in  your  art--you  can't  go  wrong.   This  is  the  color/flavor  for  this  week  for  Kristin's  Summer  of  Color. 

So  for  this  prompt  I  decided  to  make  some  art  with  my  latest  art  technique  that  I've  learned  this  year.   I've  always  loved  this  type  of  paper  art,  but  never  tried  my  hand  at  it  until  I  took  Christy  Thomlinson's  workshop  She  Had  Three  Hearts.    Junelle  Jacobsen  was  a  guest  teacher  for  one  of  the  weeks  and  she  demonstrated  this  technique--rolled  paper  art,  and  I've  been  hooked  ever  since.   I  made  me  some  mint  chocolate  chip  rolls  with  a  little  bit  of  strawberry  ice  cream  added  to  the  mix---



I  painted  up  some  vintage  dictionary  pages---I  like  using  these  because  they're  so  thin,  and  roll  very  easily---but  you  can  use  any  type  of  paper.

I  then  adhered  them  on  to  a  6 x 12  gallery  canvas--


So   basically,  they  became  part  of  my  background along  with  the  collaged  paper  and  lace.   I  knew  that  I  wanted  something  in  the  center  for  my  focal  point,  which  leads  me  to  my  latest  journal  girl--


LOVED  the  way  she  turned  out,  and  she  was  perfect  for  what  I  had  in  mind.   I  reduced  the  size  of  her  on  my  photo  program,  then  printed   her  out  in  black  and  white  on  a  dictionary  page,    and  then  adhered   her  on  to  a  wooden  heart--



 
....and  then  I  just  repainted  her  in  those  yummy  mint  chocolate  chip  colors  and  a  touch  of  strawberry  ice  cream!

--adding  those  finishing  touches--


....lots  of  fun  to  make!    So  if  you  want  to  join  in  with  this  week's  color,  go  to  Kristin's  blog  where  you  can  get  all  of  the  details  and  also  see  everyone  else's  mint  chocolate  chip  pieces--this  is  one  of  my  favorite  things  to  do--to  see  how  everyone  brings  out  their  own  individual  style  when  they're  given  a  challenge.

54 comments:

NatashaMay said...

That's brilliant, Diane! How sturdy are those rolled papers? Looks a lot of work but totally fantastic. :)

craftattack said...

This is fantatsic, love how you have used your paper rolls. I made some a while ago but didn't know what to do with them - now I have some inspiration! Valerie

helena said...

At each image I'm thinking - wow, beautiful and then I scroll down and there is more and then the final imagee - wow kapow - I love it and I need to learn to keep going and adding more layers

krisatlarge said...

Wow, Diane - I'd not been to your log recently but now I remember why I like your art soooooo much! This is just lovely....you had me at the rolled papers! Nice job!

Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

This is very inspiring, Diane. I like these rolled papers very much, but haven´t tried so far.

Kim Mailhot said...

Love how all your bits came together. And the rolled papers give a great dimension.

Happy Creating !

Pointy Pix said...

Oh my word - this is beautiful!! I agree the colour combinations are just gorgeous anyway and with the addition of a little pink you've totally brought it all together. Love it!

Ritu Dua said...

Simply adorable...love the use of subtle colors and the little heart above is what I heart the most!

BJ said...

Absolutely super piece. Really must have a go at the rolled paper technique. BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow. Talk about a finished project. This is incredible. And thanks so much for sharing how you made it, too!

Marilyn Rock said...

So, so beautiful Diane! Brilliant! Love your journal girl! I just saw your submission published in the new Somerset Studio (July/Aug). Congrats! xxoo

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow, who would have known rolling the paper art like that would add so much to a background? This is just exquisite, truly Diane. It adds so much.
Hugs and blessings
Kelly

Joanna said...

Lovely and suo unusual. That's what I ADORE about Summer of Color, the variety of artistic creations. The rolled papers look wonderful with your soulful girl.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful art but your making me crave ice cream!

Bren said...

You come up with the coolest ideas. Beautifully done, I expect this will become a favourite among your customers.

Kathy said...

Diane, everything you touch just turns to magic!!

JessiVille said...

You take my breath away! Stunning!

Jessi xox

Kristin said...

xo!

sharon said...

The rolled paper is overthe top Diane! Wow, I love it!!! Do you have more hours in the day then we do? There always seem to be so many intricate steps to your pieces, but it pays off in the depth and gorgeousness!

WrightStuff said...

Ooh very intriguing. I've not seen this done before. Love it Diane!

PaulaJ said...

this is so pretty and your girl is stunning!

Molly said...

Wow-- this is amazing. great ideas from start to finish. i love the look of those rolled papers and the handle on the top of the canvas is a perfect touch as well. i love how you took an old journal page and repurposed it digitally...and the dictionary background is brilliant. this is definitely going down on my list of faves. thanks for sharing!

Beverley Baird said...

A gorgeous piece! Yummy colours too! Thanks for the description of your process as well.

Mandy said...

Wow....this is absolutely beautiful....so many brilliant ideas here...just amazing work...thankyou for sharing...xxx

Vicki said...

This is stunning! I agree with many of the other comments that I was impressed by the first few pics. I couldn't believe there was more and loved the finished product.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh, I love how you used the rolled paper. It looks perfect behind the heart. Such a great idea to put that beautiful portrait on it too. Another wonderful week of SOC 2!

Diana Taylor said...

This is such a stunning piece of work - everything about it is perfect from the image of the girl to the rolled paper background, to the fantastic handle on the top of the canvas - I just LOVE it!

missy k said...

Totally inspirational.... I love it!

Rosie said...

Love what you've done with this - and that handle on top is perfect. Have fancied making some of those earrings made from rolled paper ... yet another thing to add to my To Do list!

Luthien said...

that's super pretty Diane! mint and chocolate chip ... who would have thought!! i need to try out this color palette :)

Jenny said...

Your canvas is absolutely STUNNING!!! Just love the rolled papers and your gorgeous girl on the wooden heart is incredibly beautiful... fabulous with the dictionary paper showing through...

Hugs
Jenny x

Caz said...

Oh i absolutely love this!!

Sandi said...

Oh I adore your project! I too kept thinking wow and then there was more.

sugar Creek said...

I love this!! just love it!

sugar Creek said...

Love her! Wow I just love this!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That is insanely good and the paper rolls are just beautiful... I would have submitted the paper you rolled up and have thought it was a good take on the theme... this is an amazing piece of work...xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Also one of my favorite ice cream flavors and I am drawn to that shade of green. Your collage is so beautiful! Everything came together perfectly and the rolled paper is a fabulous way to add dimension. I remember in the 70's my cousin would roll magazine pages so thinly and then adhere them to all around a can to make a pencil holder. Very cool looking! Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

denthe said...

Awesome. So Creative!

wanda miller said...

you always make me smile to diane! i don't know whether to go eat or make something...now there's a thought...i'll just multitask and see what happens...i know it won't be as LUSCIOUS as all this.
and YESSSSSSSS, i wish you could come over tooo. oh we would have a grand time together! xo

Terri Neggers said...

Wow - this is fabulous! From the beautiful paper rolls to her beautiful face as the centerpiece, and the gorgeous lace. It all came together wonderfully.

joanna said...

She's beautiful, Diane! and the rolled paper technique gives it a great dimension. gorgeous!
xoxo

Pam McKnight said...

Just wonderful! I love the 3D effect and your special touches!

But now of course, I will have to go buy some chocolate chip mint ice cream, especially since today is predicted to be the hottest day this week!

Tammie Lee said...

this turned out wonderful Diane!

Nora CG said...

That is so beautiful and very smart. Love all the detail. Just gorgeous!!

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG...Absolutely Gorgeous!.. Love the paer rolls and what you did with this challenge!..

Daniele Valois said...

gorgeous! How do you do this? You're super amazing to me!

Lesley said...

Wow that is incredible. The rolled paper is such a wonderful contrast and interesting background. Didn't think to print my already drawn out art onto printed pages. Hmm must try that sometime. Lovely artwork all around.
Lesley

Lynn Fisher said...

Wow, beautiful work here, thank you for sharing it!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! Love your paper art and that face...beautiful.

Giggles said...

Diane...what a lot of work you did, thank you for sharing this process!! It is so beautiful!! Wow so impressed!!

Hugs Giggles

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!How did I miss this last week??? It's fabulous!!!!
Love the rolled papers, the lady, the knob...every part of it:)
Great job!

Margo @ Legacy of a Single Girl said...

You are SO talented!!!!!!

Just me said...

I've seen that rolled up paper technique before but haven't tried it myself, I may have to now. Your piece is wonderful! Love the addition of the lace and that handle!

Teresa said...

Your work is beautiful! thanks for the step by step!

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