Tuesday 12 October 2021

2021 Topic 12 : Sustainable Crafting with EGL {by Kate Yetter}

   2021 Topic 12: Sustainable Crafting

Kate is here with us today, and she's inspired by all the gold that you see in Gustav Klimt art (one of my faves too), maybe you may like to study an artist and see if they can push your art in a different direction, it can be fun to try something totally different and you might surprise yourself with what you make and the creative route you travel.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Kate (Kate Yetter – Musings, Tea and Drippy Paintwith you today, and I'm here to share with you a mixed media card inspired by the art of Gustav Klimt.

I was excited to try this technique as as it was the perfect opportunity to use various styled stamps and colors in a collaged into one project.

As this project is themed sustainable crafting, I decided to dig out an old art journal page that should have been trashed and decided to give it new life as a card front. I started by covering it in Mud Splat. As you can see, it was a disaster.

To cover it up, I painted a gesso wash over the entire thing and then covered it in Cheesecake Chalk Paint. I then chose various stamps and stencils to collage in the background.


After adding some pen outline and embossing, my background was finished.

Next, I stamped out a Lynne Perrella image and colored it with pencils and a light wash of caramel chalk paint.

I added some hair that reminded me of of the style in Klimt's painting.

The final touches on the lady are done with stamping and embossing.

I added a few embellishments to her clothing with fibers and stamped butterflies.

And here is the completed piece again.

I wasn't sure I liked this project several times throughout the process but in the end, it turned out to my liking. Maybe in the future, I would like to give this idea another go using more images as I think this could be a fun series. Are there any artists that would inspire you to create a project using their techniques?

Until Next Time,

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A Pink said...

Love that you chose to use the work of an artist as the inspiration for your card creativity and what a terrific result

The lady made over with her Klimt hairstyle is reminiscent of some seen in Klimts work.

Terrific - tfs x

nwilliams6 said...

Loved seeing how you didn't give up on that background. All brilliant ideas here, Kate. Love the character and how you changed it up!! Fab!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so, so clever, Kate! X