Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday Stamper - 2 x 4

For Wednesday Stamper's 2 x 4 theme I did lots of experimenting! The base is cardboard covered with ledger paper and then painted w/acrylic paints. The next layer is a piece of an old AOL tin that I'd burned and then hammered a bit. The edges are covered w/drywall mesh tape that's been painted. Stamp of man and saying are all from Oxford Impressions.

It's nothing like I intended it to be at the beginning, but that's half the fun, right?

26 comments:

  1. Wow this is very impressive. Stuuning design. Love them.

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  2. I love this, you've packed alot onto that small size, I'm impressed.

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  3. Your experimenting paid off, Shelly! This is gorgeous!!!

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  4. Shelly, your description makes me wish I could hold this piece of gorgeous art as well as just look at a picture of it. I love the "blow-up" of your entry because I can see the wonderful texture you've added to it. Great piece.

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  5. Fantastic Shelly = WOW! Love everything about your skinny mini 2x4! Thank you for you sweet comments on mine :)

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  6. Love the layers. Your experimenting resulted in bringing so much depth to this piece. Angela

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  7. Wow, you used some very inventive techniques with this piece. I love the layers and textures. Fabulous work and great quote.
    :-)
    Shelly

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  8. wow! that is fantastic! so many wonderful elements!! well done!

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  9. Wonderful wonderful layers, textures and colors! I LOVE the copper wire too!

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  10. What an excellent card, Shelly...loved reading the process you took to create it as well. A very thought provoking word message as well. Terrific card.

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  11. so amazing..I loved reading how you made it..true heart!

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  12. i just can repeat all those compliments... this is absolutely stunning, the texture is just great, love the colors and everything!

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  13. Ohhhh, love this !! stunning !
    isa

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  14. very beautiful card and background

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  15. this is FAB! thanks for sharing how you arrived at the completed piece! Always enjoy reading the process! Great job stamping the man...the OI images are tricky to stamp sometimes! I have Suzanne's paper and it really makes the difference!

    Pam Going Postal

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  16. Absolutely amazing art work.. I really love everything about it - So much of your work is inspirational that I have given you a blog award. Just visit mine to collect it!

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  17. expermenting is that not what art is:D

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  18. Love it. That is one of my favorite sentiments too.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!