Sunday, January 29, 2017

Blue, Silver, Pearls = Art Deco

I don't know why it is that when I see the combination of blues, silvers, gold and pearls the first thing that pops into my mind is the Art Deco period. Those specific colors make me think of old Hollywood, parties, beautiful elegant hotels and condos, ladies with their big fur coats and silky party dresses and champagne just flowing everywhere.

When I saw the Frilly and Funkie Blogspot January 2017 - Winter Hues challenge I immediately thought what better project than an Art Deco piece and my muse just started with all kinds of ideas.

This is an 8" x 6" canvas panel that I had started in a class I took late last year. It was painted with gesso and the decorative background had been added with modeling paste. When I saw it on my "future project pile" I knew it was perfect for this challenge. The first layer of paint was a metallic blue, then a light layer of silver paint was added randomly. After they were dry, I added blue Inka Gold metallic rub to highlight the raised areas. The beautiful silver decorations on the sides and the blue medallion on the bottom are clay embellishments. The image of the elegant lady is a vintage photo that was painted with water colors, added the pearl necklace, earring and some stickles on the coat's swirls. I envisioned this coat to be an expensive velvet, fur trimmed coat used to go to an elegant party on a cold winter night.

I'm also submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you like it as much as I loved creating it! Thank you for stopping by.




Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is fantastic, Nicie! That gorgeous textured background is perfect with it's silvery sheen. Your lady is so elegant with her blue velvet and fur and your molded elements are the perfect finisher! So great to have you joining in the fun with us for our Winter Hues challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


Tracy Freeman said...

A fantastic and elegant card with so much texture and shine, really like it.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Suzanne C said...

What beautiful shimmery texture in your gorgeous canvas. Perfect use of the winter hues and lovely deco style design! Thanks for playing along with us in the Frilly and Funkie Winter Hues Challenge!

Nancy Dynes said...

Your canvas is so romantic and I love the cool winter themed palette! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!