Saturday, 16 April 2011

RUST

Thankyou Jo, your lovely card was waiting for me on my return from an excursion into town. I can not believe the coincidense of my topic with the book of the week on Radio 4. The Warmth of the Heart Prevents the Body from Rusting, by Marie de Hennezel. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I love the vintage look to this card, is it collage, layers, transfers and lots of Acrylic gel? All very effective.
Sue X

9 comments:

Joanna said...

Hi Sue, glad you like it. You're right - it's paper collage and the image of Helen Hayes was done as a gel transfer. The edges and 'mug marks' were done with Distress embossing powder.The writing was stamped onto masking tape, and I was interested to see that when I put the gel medium over the top, the tape became quite see through. I used many coats of acrylic gel although I can see there was still slight damage in transit:0(

x

bad penny said...

Ha I just love the rust 'mug marks' That's interesting about the masking tape. Lovely card Jo & a great one for your 'Rust' theme Sue.

Menopausal musing said...

Isn't this card a beauty? What a treat to receive and interesting to read how it was done.

Jill said...

Great quote and interpretation - love the layered look. Interesting to read how it was done. I too, listened to some of 'The warmth of the Heart etc' - very inspiring and heart warming!

Jee said...

Terrific card. I've been listening to the book on Woman's Hour too. Don't think there's much cahnce of any of us rusting.....

Gina said...

What an original interpretation of the theme and so beautifully executed

Printed Material said...

I have only ever seen Helen Hayes in her old age so what a treat to see this youthful image matched with such an apt quote. The techniques are so inventive and combined with real skill. You are a talent to be reckoned with Jo. I'm already looking forward to what you might send me!! Lesley

"POSTMAN'S KNOCK" said...

Love it! Love the quote and the photo and the style you have used.

Jane

Chrissie said...

Fascinated with the techniques which produced such a stunning result.