Thursday, 19 November 2009

Princess......

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This is a page from my journal that I completed yesterday. I found this poem by Barry A. Lanier a few weeks ago and have been wanting to use it in some way. When I saw Milliande's new video using magazine pages and something called 'Nevrdull' I felt inspired! Despite not having the required material (I believe Brasso may be a good substitute although I haven't tried it) I decided to try transfer solution instead...a lethal substance, so on went the mask!!
I rubbed at a magazine page (a Vera Wang perfume advert) and the ink began to wipe off and smear - I was left with a lovely smudgy effect with just the face and the word 'Princess' left showing (which I altered using a white gel pen) .
I then added a lovely piece of lace given to me by Jean (see post below)....plus some machine stitching, gemstones, coloured AppliGlue blobs and so on......
In case you can't read my writing, here's the poem http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/b-princess
(A 'godet jumlo' is an elaborately decorated, knee length dress from Kohistan.)

Here's another poem (haiku?) that I rather like by the same author ....its lovely to read out loud!
Three Winds

Dans l'orage vent
Mer et terre
Une danse merveilleuse

En la tempestad del mar enrolla
El mar y la tierra
Un baile maravilloso

In sea storm wind
Sea and earth
A wonderful dance.
Finally.....here's another magazine page that I attacked with the transfer solution. I think it was an advert for a caribbean island.
Ready for another poem I think............

20 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

Another beautiful page. You gave the page the mystry that the poem suggests. Awesome work Linda.

ManonPopjes said...

Lol and you are definitely not a good nurse either... producing all that lovely work! X

Sandy said...

Woooooooooooooooow this is absolutely stunning.
Fantastic design and work. Love this page.

Terri said...

Absolutely gorgeous page! I just love your creativity and how you explore new things!

Heather said...

This is magical Linda - I love it, and the next page you have lined up looks like being beautiful too.

*jean* said...

ooo i've done that with sandpaper and alcohol hand sanitizer!! it is amazing!!! your princess page is fabulous!!

Mar said...

these pages turned out terrfic!
princess is gorgeous though

La Dolce Vita said...

gorgeous princess page Linda!

Jacky said...

Hey snap! I have been playing around with nevrdull too! Love it and the effect if has on the glossy magazine pages. Great for journalling. I bought mine from the auto shop (they use it for shining up mags etc). Much cleaner to use than brasso etc. as you just pull a wad out of the tin and rub away.
Your princess page looks fantastic. LOVE what you done to the crown and that beautiful stitching.

Thanks for sharing.

Jacky xox

Lorraine said...

marvellous art on here yet again..love the inspiration..you can tell you used to teach art

Cat said...

Your princess page is so beautiful!I am amazed at what you make! The next project page is off to a wonderful start as well - cool colors!

Judy S. said...

Beautiful work again, Linda! I can't wait to see what you do with the Caribbean one. Blue skies have gone missing around these parts, that's for sure. Oh, and yes, Daniel is a smiley little guy.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Fantastic Linda!!! Nevrdull is quite a smelly thing to use too!

Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning work Linda, fantastico!!!!!!!

Dot said...

Stunning, stunning work Linda! Your work continues to grow and evolve. There is a deepness to your art that I love!
Dot xx

Micki said...

Ooh I do love your work!

I have an award waiting for you on my blog ;)

Micki x

Mundo Mundaca said...

hi Linda ,I arrived atrave of the blog of the Micki here and I am charmed your work.
everything is really very beautiful.. I adore their embroideries us in the paintings and the beautiful dolls that seem fairies.
Hugs
yasmin

LazyKay said...

Beautiful, love the way you've married the words with this.

xxxxxx

Rosie said...

I can't WAIT to see that journal .. but am pretty sure I will want to take it home!

MvM-design said...

Just love your page !!