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. !!
Wow, you really did think outside the box... the cereal box! Well done, Hazel - it looks fabulous.. and I love your leaves.ReplyDelete
Now that is a proper Green Man in the traditional sense, awesome work & passion here Hazel. Keep getting excited it keeps you young :-) xxxReplyDelete
Wow Hazel, this is fantastic! I would never have thought to create a face in this way but it's turned out better than brilliantly! Those leaves are gorgeous both in colour and texture. Thanks for all the detail and photos. Your Hubby is a gem! I can just imagine the response I would get from mine if I kept interrupting his footie.....well actually I don't there would be a response, lol!ReplyDelete
Just stopped laughing after reading Lesley's comment! Right, now to your project! Wow! Wow! Wow! This is just amazing, Hazel! Did I really inspire something so ingenious and creative as this? Well, if I did, I'm really really proud! This is a terrific Green Man and, as Massofhair said, really traditional. What I love about this GD thing is that you get to see the fabulous work people get up to. Thank you for more than rising to the Challenge, Hazel. You are a star!!! Julie Ann xxxReplyDelete
Fantastic project Hazel :-) xReplyDelete
Wow! Flippin marvelous! This made me chuckle more than once. Love the bonfire leaves! What die did you use for the waxed leaves? All round fabulous interpretation.ReplyDelete
wow Hazel this is brilliant! and how clever to cut your green man fron a box!! I love all the different leaves you have surrounded him with...they look fantastic..LOL I can just see you running in and out of the room to show hubby xxxReplyDelete
Oh Hazel you are so inspirational I would never of thought to try to make a face and yours came spectacular. The array of leaves in various colours adds so much texture and depth. Put together beautifully. This is a truly wonderful green man well done xxxxReplyDelete
Wow absolutely beautiful. Great textures and colours of different shapes leaves. I love the Green Man smile. xxReplyDelete
fantastic - reminds me of a sculpture I saw once in a garden in Cornwall, that was partly hidden by lots of greenery. Ingenious use of a cereal box. Don't think I'd even attempt to interrupt football ! xxReplyDelete
It's absolutely fantastic, as I'm sure Mr 'Hazel' said! xxxReplyDelete
your green man is wonderful ! I could kiss him - lolReplyDelete
^5 well done
Sitting here in complete awe. That is incredible & I love it.ReplyDelete
This is fab, a real green man, and I love that you did the mask from scratch,ReplyDelete
Wow wow wow truly awesome canvas, I can't believe you have made the face, and it looks absolutely amazing wow :-) Kezzy xxxReplyDelete
Love the shaggy hair do and the beard - lol!!ReplyDelete
Wow! Very clever and beautifully done!ReplyDelete
I'm in awe at both your mask's your are very creative. Great projects
Amazing how you made your own mask out of cardboard. Love the cracked UTEE leaves, gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Hello Hazel, thanks so much for stopping by my nest, I love your mask too, oh my this is FABULOUS how you created the mask was brilliant, excellent recycling, love that, all those glorious greens blended so beautifully, wow, your leaves are gorgeous, love all that texture,this was sooooo creative, that face is so beautiful it must be a green woman:), thanks for sharing all this inspiration, your green man in your journal is so creative, I love it, loved all your creations really, amazing work... Have a wonderful week...ReplyDelete