Sunday, 15 February 2009

GPP Crusade 28 - Portion Control

The latest "Crusade" at Green Pepper Press is to use "portion control". That means - umm - well, you should go to the GPP site to understand what that's all about. This is my response. I stamped a paisley stamp and cut it out to make a stencil. I sponged bright paint colours through the stencil, onto a background of dictionary page (what else?) that had been gessoed. Then I stamped the actual stamp on some tracing paper, coloured bits of it from the back in Sharpie pens, and assembled this.

I finished it in the usual style - flipped open my "cutting up" dictionary and let my eyes fall on a good word. Oooh, "Plashy", that's a nice one.

I got to use the Cropadile too - those silver 'eyelets' are some odd kind of thingy I got in an op shop - they are much shallower than a usual eyelet, and just make a decorative ring. One day I'll find out what they are for really.

I ended up with scraps on the table, and made this too:

16 comments:

michelle ward said...

Pauline, thanks for coming to play on the team and for sharing your paisley work! Very clever use of portion control with both the paisley and leaf!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Very creative! Also, love what you did with your "scraps"! xo...deb (junkin' yaya)

Kim Mailhot said...

Nice portion control here in your lovely paisley work ! I love the colors - feels like spring.
Cheers !

Megan Warren said...

I love what you did wiht the paisley

Judy said...

Paisleys - hadn't thought of them in years. Always liked them too. Nice work. I still haven't got the portion control under control but you did a great job.

cathsheard said...

Love the paisley. I misread your post first time round and thought you had carved the pasiley stamp - and boy was I impressed! LOL. Impressed anyway mind, especially seeing you used the leftovers as well :-)

belle2create said...

Hi Pauline
WELL done, i think hiding behind lace, vellum or other see through material is a great way for portion control!
Thanks for sharing!
Hedwig

LostLuggage said...

Really great idea of cutting out shapes for portion control! They came out really neat!!

Regina said...

I love paisley and like what you've done. So what is "plashy"?
Yummy colors, too.

Elizabeth said...

Love that word! What kind of dictionary were you using??? Love what you did!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

AztecMichelle said...

Well done, Pauline! I knew you'd like the GPP crusades!

Michelle Brown
Melbourne Australia

KathrynAntyr said...

You did a great job working the layers. Those leaves are precious.

iHanna said...

Paisly is difficult to do but a favorite pattern of mine!

scraps makes the best art! :-)

jgr said...

Oh this is very cool. I love the cut-up dictionary idea, too. Your 'scraps' are beautiful.

Robin said...

What a fun piece! Plashy, I like it.

Oh, and how's the Singleton?

LaY hOoN said...

This is cool !! Love the spring colour combination.