Over on the PaperArtsy blog, the new theme is Doors, Windows, Architecture. I am totally buzzing with ideas for this one, especially after Darcy's wonderful intro.
I began by selecting some Background paper stash from a vintage PaperArtsy collection.
I worked on this by brayering some neutral frescos , a bit of stamping, some distress inks applied from my craftmat in Wrinkle free distress method, some of Seth Apter's wonderful Green Patina paint and a bit of inky drippage.
I stamped the Doorway from HP1601 and, as it looked as though it was floating, restamped bits of the doorway around to suggest the rest of the building.
By this time, I was so excited, I was shaking. I always get excited, but with this one, I felt that to me it was special........not often, but couldn't wait to see what would happen......sure that I could get pills for this affliction!
I wanted to add to the dramatic atmosphere, so I decided to get Lin Brown to help me with her stamps. Lots of wonderful foliage from ELB26 and ELB29.
Also, I needed some words, and found the perfect ones from HP1605.
Finally, because the TH Distress inks were fading into the background too much, I used some Acrylic inks for added drama. Was worried that I was going too far, but pleased that I risked it.
In all my excitement, I forgot to mention that is is bonded onto cotton fabric, enabling me to sew a zigzag frame around the edges. Phew! Exhausted, but happy.
Should I repeat this one, I would make the doorway slightly higher....but that is just me being picky.
As I am also a big fan of "A Vintage Journey", I would like to include this in their challenge which is "All aboard".