Monday, 17 July 2017

Dreamy Feeling!! by Dorthe Hansen


Hi all, hope your weekend was wonderful !!
For this Monday, I decided to, at last, give one of the beautiful Acrylic Uprights a try. I have been almost afraid of trying, but when I started I think it was not as difficult as first thought!!








I started stamping the crackle pattern from Texture Stamp Set – Set 2 all around the edges of the Upright with Archival Ink, on what was to become the backside. When dry I stamped the Catherine Moore Angel stamp, directly onto the acrylic surface, also with black Archival ink. I don`t think this is available in That`s Crafty shop, but you can always ask Laura and she will be happy to order it for you.

Then came the play with the Leaf  Green and Coffee Archival inks, around the lower part of the Upright – also I used the circle from Stamp Set 2 to add interest, stamped with Leaf Green too. 




Maybe you can see it here under the butterfly!




It was then time for stamping the lovely birds from Motivational Words Stamp Set - Set 1, above the head of the Angel. And when dry a light watery coat of Panduro Acrylic Matte Light Blue paint, around her head and breast. As you can see, I tried to keep the transparency look visible, almost all over the surface, by only adding light coats of both paints and inks.

After dried I stamped with the bubbles from Texture Stamp Set –S et 1 around the head and also painted the halo, using Turquoise Shimmer Paint.







Below the the woman, I then stamped the script stamp from Stamp Set 1, using black Archival Ink to make it show on the front. Even though the ink layer was added first, it was no problem seeing it clearly on the front. Also I added a piece of paper napkin, showing some leaves, also to cover up all the stamping and painting behind. The angel was painted with Panduro Acrylic Matt, skin colour, to achieve a little face colour.

Then it was time for some working on the front. First I stamped the butterfly wings from Lynne`s Affirmations - Set 1, twice - also in Black Archival Ink. They were then painted with the beautiful Turquoise Shimmer Paint, in the little white spots and I painted the butterfly body,using the Charcoal Shimmer Paint.

The last thing to do was give her wings, from the gorgeous embellishments wings sheet. I first added Golden Coarse Pumice Gel to them, to add some texture, and when dry I painted with Dark Blue Shimmer Paint and a little Charcoal in between, to show more interest. Me, being an old doll maker, felt something was missing, so I had to dress my angel with a lovely tulle collar, to which I also added a bit of beautiful Shimmer paint.







The feet for the upright, I gave a coat of Leaf Green Archival Ink, before adhering real bark and dried mini leaves, found on one of my tours, in nature.







Materials I used:


That's Crafty! Shimmer Paints - Turquoise, Dark Blue, Charcoal 
Character Constructions Stamp Set - Angel
Archival Inks - Jet Black, Coffee, Leaf Green
Panduro Acrylic Matt Paint - Light Blue and Skin Colour
Golden Coarse Pumice Gel
Green Tulle from the stash
Piece of Paper Napkin
Nature - Dried Bark and Leaves


Dorthe

29 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much Brigitte, for your kind visit , xx

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  2. Dorthe I can not believe that this is your first acrylic upright, you have created a beauty. It reminds me of an antique mirror with a foxed effect around the edge. Love your added detail. I hope to see more of your creations using the acrylic surfaces... Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you so very much Tracey, you are such a kind sweet friend.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  3. This is fabulous, Dorthe. I love those blues and greens (of course!) and how delicate, detailed and pretty this is! What a special project. I'm amazed this is your first attempt with this kind of surface it's so perfectly lovely! xx

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    1. Dear Julie, thank you for your loving words,- in fact I found it fun to work on the Acrylic Upright , and maybe it was beginners luck , lol- I will see ,next time. xx

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  4. Wow Dorthe! This is completely amazing! The most wonderful effect and all the little details you've added to the beautifully painted acrylic and just gorgeous.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Fliss, thank you so very much, I`m so glad you like it, I enjoyed doing it, and will certainly make more . xx

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  5. What a fabulous first time acrylic piece, great details.
    love
    Amanda X

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    1. Thank`s a lot Amanda , so happy that you all, like it . Xx

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  6. Wow, I am speechless Dorthe. A first make on an acrylic and absolutely amazing. The detail is just fabulous. Absolutely love it.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

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    1. Thank you my lovely lady, Bev- for your kind words , you make me blush !!
      Much love to you,-Dorthe xxx

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  7. Beautiful beautiful beautiful Dorthe, that lovely lady looks so elegant. Let's hope this is the start of a happy relationship between you and acrylic ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. A very lovely piece you have created, Dorthe. Beautiful colors for the CC angel. She looks so content nestled among the birds and butterflies. Such a nice touch with the crackle image all around the edges. Wonderful blending of the colors and the wings are gorgeous. A great piece, Dorthe! Cheers, Sharon

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    2. Lol, maybe it is ,- thank you so much Donna , maybe beginners luck, lol- but I loved using the acrylic Upright!!
      Hugs to you,
      Dorthe xx

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    3. Sharon, thank you ever so much for your kind words to me, it makes me proud.
      Cheers, Dorthe, x

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  8. What a beautiful piece, Dorthe, and of course it had to have your very own personal touch with the leaves and bark. Your touches of nature always make your pieces so very special. xx

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    1. Thank you so much dear Liz, you know I love to add a little nature :-) xx

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  9. She's lovely, Dorthe. Thank you for sharing your process, my friend. xox

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    1. Thank you very much Heather, it was my pleasure . xox

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  11. Beautiful monolith, Dorthe. Love the layers and colors!!

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    1. Shilpa, thank you very much , for your words and visit !!

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  12. Thank you sweet Melina, <3

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  13. So so lovely Dorthe~ The tulle collar had me so intrigued! and I and encouraged by all your layers of paint and stamping - something I shy away from. : / Your natural elements of bark and moss/leaves are "signature Dorthe" : ) thanks for sharing; it is magnificent. Karen

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  14. Thank you dear Karen, I`m happy you like it , and that I could maybe inspire you to start painting, too :-) ,Thank you for your visit here. Hugs, Dorthe

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  15. Stunning Dorthe, the colours so beautifully blended, I love the addition of all the textural elements, a truly dreamy beautiful piece!!

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  16. You've achieved such a beautiful layered look with the acrylic substrate, Dorthe - ethereal and gentle - just perfect for your lovely woman at the heart of it. Amazing work for your first time with the acrylic - hope we'll see lots more.
    Alison x

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