Saturday 25 November 2017

2017 #17 White: White Odyssey with ESN {by Florence Adam}

2017 Topic 17: Shades of White

It's the lovely Florence from France back to share how she built up a beautiful background with elements, textures and stamps! Enjoy!

Hi everyone, it's Florence and I'd like to share my shades of white piece with you.

I was really fascinated by the subject of “shades of white”, however when i was faced with the thought of designing something based around the subject, my thoughts strayed as I was  confronted with some strange and challenging philosophical questions. What is the colour white? How many shades are there? Is white really a colour? Staring at my empty and white board I wondered: “Is this work already finished?”.

I was inspired by Ivy Newport’s work and decided to create a collage with old papers, like music partitions and books (apologies to the books). I then applied a soft layer of white gesso, trying not to cover everything, I find that this gives the background a refined feel as you can see through the old book paper prints.

Once I had my background done, I've jumped straight into the layers, texture, volume, and 3D parts!! Sterile gauze, buttons, sand, micro beads, feather, threads, sardine can opener, anything you have will do the job!

Eclectica³ : Sara Naumann - Set 21 (ESN21)

I embossed my dragonfly with white powder on tracing paper, so it looks frosty.

I stamped with Jet Black Archival ink the beautiful dragonfly designed by Sara Naumann. Then I used some puff paint around the piece, this crazy paint is really fluffy under the heat, creating a perfect 3D effect. This small piece will actually be my focus point. To make it more interesting, I used UTEE powder to create a glass effect.

It's never easy taking good photographs of a normal project, but it's a nightmare when you need to take a good photograph of a white project!

I hope you will enjoy this piece, make your own one and be creative!! It's been a while since I wrote a blog, it was nice to be back again!

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Wow, this is gorgeous! I am loving how everyone is exploring the white texture vibe so perfectly. Love those the puffy effects too!!

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Helen said...

oh wow, Florence, this is just gorgeous!! such fantastic texture.

Kirsten said...

That is so beautiful. All those different textures - wow!!

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous textures and shades of white!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Florence - I love the texture you've created!

Darcy Marshall said...

This is so lovely Florence.

Artmadnana said...

I really love the varied shades of white. The UTEE adds to this variety. I love the gloss over the main image. Wonderful.

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is amazing Chris, I love it xx

Ruth said...

So, so beautiful, adore the subtle layers of white created by different textures and the tracing paper surrounded by puff paint is inspired. Delightful! piece xx

geezercrafter said...

Wonderful textures you have achieved, love all of the layers.

Etsuko said...

Fantastic project Florence.xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I adore this creation and all the layering that peeps from underneath. Your embossed dragonfly is so beautiful and all the textures blend together without overpowering the images. A wonderful creation Florence. Xx

Mac Mable said...

Every time I look at this I see more glorious elements, I absolutely love it x

Sara Naumann said...

OMG, Florence, this is stunning. There's so much detail, I see something new every time I look at it. Beautiful! xo Sara

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craftimamma said...

Wow Florence, I may be late to the party but I'm so glad I decided to pay a belated visit. This project is wonderful, so much awesome detail and texture. Who ever could think white is just.....white!

Lesley XX

SewPaperPaint said...

Incredibly beautiful and so serene. I absolutely love this and would hang it on my wall! :) Hugs, Autumn

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot to all of you for your very nice comments, which makes my day!!