Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blog Party Tutorial!

Red Riding Hood
I started with a picture in a book of a painting by
Abraham Mignon 1640-1679 oil on canvas


I wanted to use this image from
Divas D'este for "Red"

Used my pressed flowers to make a collage. I then took some pictures of the arrangement.
I use a phone book to press my flowers. It is so easy, I hope you will try it!
Off to photoshop to paint and add elements of color!I had just watched an old movie In The Company Of Wolves, a dark fairy tale. The colors in the movie were so dark except for Red's coat. That is what I was trying to achieve!

12 comments:

Magpie said...

I love the vibrant colors in this collage! The pressed flowers add a beautiful touch! Red Riding Hood's coat really stands out.

Thanks for sharing!

artangel said...

Very cool! I love the addition of the pressed flowers too :)

Healing Woman said...

Thanks for the inspiration Peggy. I have a flower press but it does not hold enough to suit my needs. The advise on the phone book was a good one. I do love the collage you assembled. The colors of your dried flowers are magnificent.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is so beautiful, I love the 3D element the flowers add.
Oh, and I've used that same Ken Follet book for references for years! Actually it's so beaten up by now, it might need to become an altered book!

Chris said...

Gorgeous piece. Love those colors.

Thanks for coming to the party!

Small Footprints said...

What a clever idea ... I love how you use real, pressed flowers for your pieces.

Thanks, so much, for teaching us your method!

Have a great day!

Small Footprints

vintage wil said...

Oh this is so beautiful!!!

Tammy said...

Very fun! Thanks for contributing.

IM GIRL said...

A kindred spirit! I also press flowers. You can open just about any book in our house and flowers will flower out! LOL. I too love to use old family photos in my art work. I have made book tags for all my family with old photos, it makes a very warm rememberance to open a book and see the photo on the tag waiting for you holding your place!
Stop by my blog to see my grandmother's tag! Cheers, you are a great host!

Plumrose Lane said...

What a great idea to use a phone book for flower pressing! Enjoyed your tutorial, thanks for sharing.
♥Sharon

janene said...

Thanks for walking us through your process. Love the final result. I would not have thought to go to the dark colors, but that's what makes it so fine. Janene

Barbara said...

This is wonderful...