Monday, July 4, 2011

4x4 for Leslie ~ wings

4x4 for Leslie ~ wings by creativelenna
4x4 for Leslie ~ wings, a photo by creativelenna on Flickr.
This is a 4" x 4" square piece of art I made for Leslie Anderson as part of the Oh my Gothic Yahoo Group, a closed yahoo group I belong to (invitation only). Last year we worked on skinny pages, 4" x 8" in size to exchange. Over the next year we will be creating these much smaller 4" x 4" pieces!

We each choose a theme that everyone in the group bases the piece they create (for you) on, and Leslie's theme is Wings. I recently put a small order in at Alpha Stamps as I was tempted by their selection of beautiful papers. Lots of bird things. I started by taking the Reverie Bird paper which is a large scrapbook size and copying it onto sheer ink jet vellum paper because I wanted a soft, sheer look. If it looks familiar, you saw me use a bit of the actual scrapbook paper in my fragile art journal spread a couple of days ago... here it is copied onto the vellum and placed on a 4x4 piece of watercolor paper -
My xyron was used to make a sticker out of a transparency image
I copied the collage sheet onto a clear transparency sheet.
I layered that on top of the vellum birds. . . 
added a rubber stamp from CatsLifePress - fly.
Then, if you look up top at the first photo, you'll see how 
I wrapped gold thread around a feather -I used E-6000 to glue it on. 
A metallic marker was used to rim the edges- see that in the first photo at the top.

The back! 
For Leslie, with love, lenna 


  1. What a great piece. The laywers are beautiful - like you can look down into it. That's gorgeous. Your swap partner is a lucky lady. Donna

  2. Lenna, it is so very beautiful, I just love it- and the papers you used are lovely-thanks for the links,dear.

  3. This is simply a jewel. Love all the layering you've used and I'm sure Leslie is going to absolutely love it!! I love it too!



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