Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chinese Mist Scroll

Gingersnap Creations
  •     GC98: Spicy Supply Challenge-Mists
I have been mulling this challenge over for a couple of weeks. I wanted to do something with mists behind a transparency. This brought to mind chinese scroll paintings I have seen. I went to Google free images and found the image I wanted, printed it on an ink jet adhesive back transparency. I sprayed a piece of computer paper with Mother Rubber Moon Shadow Mist Smoky Sapphire.
While that was drying, I got busy making the scroll.
I used a clear plastic straw cut in half and colored with a black sharpie pen. I cut another piece of computer paper the width I wanted it, and began distressing it with Old Paper, Pumice Stone, and Tea Dye ink. I then rolled it around the straws using Scor-Tape to hold in place. Cut a piece of the asian paper I got from Ten Two Studios, edged it with black sharpie, glued it onto the scroll with Studio Multi-Medium Matte. I attached my transparency to the misted computer paper and cut around it, then attached it to scroll with Scor-Tape.  I printed my proverb onto card stock weight vellum, tore it, distressed the edges and glued it onto scroll with the same Multi-Medium, attached the 2 coins with Scor-Tape. Black #3 DMC Floss doubled and tied in a knot which is pulled back into straw so only the cord is showing.
This concludes my take on an ancient Chinese Scroll. I know everyone probably gets tired of me talking about clapping myself, but I am so pleased with how this turned out that I'm going to say, "TA DA!".

Supplies: Computer paper, plastic straw, black sharpie pen, Moon Shadow Mist Smoky Sapphire, Grafix Clear Adhesive Back Transparency, Google image, Orient Express metal charms, Distress Ink-Tea Dye, Pumice  Stone, Old Paper, SU card stock vellum, Studio Multi-Medium Matte, DMC #3 black floss, Scor-Tape.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Netty said...

You have every right to be pleased Beverly your scroll is fabulous. Annette x

Jingle said...

OH, WOW!!! This is amazing! I love this!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

OMG, I'm giving you a standing ovation!!! This is a seriously stupendous creation. LOVE it, LOVE it, LOVE it. And I am one who appreciates every single lovingly created detail. I was totally captivated by your detailing of how it was all made. Truly Beverly, it is an amazing piece of art!!


Terry said...

OMG, is so right! What an amazing background. Every detail is stunning and perfect right down to the Asian paper. Clap away, we are! Beautiful scroll!

Sharon said...

Great scroll - love the earthy colours!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Beverley
Not only is this beautiful but I love all the elements you brought together.
Lynne M
(thank you so much for stopping by my blog today)

Cgra said...

Wow, Beverly, this is gorgeous! I have to admit that before reading your post, I thought this was a foot or so in size.

You do such wonderful work, you should always be giving yourself kudos!

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

What a great idea, beautifully executed.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with the gingersnaps' Mists challenge,

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic scroll.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this! Beautiful and soothing too. Eye candy!

Alexa said...

It was worth all your thoughts as the end result is stunning.

SmilynStef said...

Oooo ... you introduced me to several new products ... a brand of glimmery mists and cardstock weight vellum ... both so very cool in this amazing Asian creation ... love the transparency ... so glad you got Misty with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

This is just wonderful! Great work!