This time, looking at your wonderful green man creation inspired me to Google images and delve into creative possibilities. By 8 o clock on Sunday night I was fiddling away with bits of card.
I decided to play with the mask idea without a mask….so I cut up a cereal box and worked out a face that was a bit 3D. This was supposed to be a prototype but I sort of knew that being Mrs Impulsive, if it was the right size it would get glued down!!
Next I sponged Toad Hall, Hey Pesto, Sage and wonderful Chartreuse onto a PA 6x6 canvas and printed "bricks" on the sides of the canvas using PA stamp and Tikka, Chutney and Seaweed.
Next I painted the face. I used Hey Pesto and Toad Hall and when dry Rubbed on Treasure Gold Aquamarine. (Love Treasure Gold) I glued it into place. By this time was overexcited!!
I ought to add at this stage that I have a long suffering husband who is used to this overexcited person rushing in several times on a night with piece of artwork expecting him to make the right sounds despite the fact that he is ALWAYS watching football!! He made the right noises and also told me that he knew all about the green man cos he had also researched after drinking in the green man somewhere in London while at university!! Result!!
That was Sunday night. Now for tonight. I painted some grungeboard with the green frescos and then stamped PA oak leaves and some other stamps and cut them out.
Next I found some green card stock and die-cut leaves of various shapes. I also die-cut gold card leaves and finally (triumph) Waxed Kraft paper leaves which turned out to be fabulous.
I mixed plain Utee with gold and dipped some of the leaves. Was like bonfire night as some of them came out like bubbly toffee! Decided not to heat tool bubbles away as it added fab texture. Here are some of my leaves. (Difficult step for Mrs Impatient doing all this as I need it to be finished yesterday!!)
Next I cut some lace and ribbon to add to my collage of leaves. I cracked some of the Utee leaves (very satisfying) added gallons of heavy duty glue around the man and began to build up the leafy layer.
I really enjoyed this stage and hurtled off to the living room with the leafy man for encouraging comments from footie fan. He deserves a medal for coming up with the right comments and a long time ago worked out that it is best to just go with it!
So, Green man is finished and Julie Ann, many thanks for pushing me to new horizons. I LOVED doing this project, like I do all of your work. If I did it again I would make the bit behind his face more interesting. !!