inspiration for this piece began with the star on her dress, which
inspired my whole piece. I knew I wanted to use stars in my creation. I
also knew that I wanted a faux leather kind of look in the background
too. I began with the large wooden star which I coloured with brushed
corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks and then added the print to the
top with black archival ink.
then began to decorate a piece of Glassine paper, which I spritzed with
Ranger Ink Refressher, its a fantastic product when used with Glassine.
Simply spritz and then crumple your paper, the more you work it the
softer and more material like it seems to get. Once dry I added a
little antiqued bronze Distress Stain to the raised areas for
definition. I then added this piece to coordinated brown Bazzill card
added two tiny brass stars to opposite corners along with natural twine
and smaller wooden stars. I really love the natural feel to this
piece. I coloured my image with Distress Markers and added some brass
studs and star to her dress for added dimension. The fantastic
sentiment "She Makes Her Own Way" completes my piece.