MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Journal for Prince Charming

Robyn's Prince Charming has a wonderful scroll for his journal...great fun to work on although it was a little bit outside my comfort zone.  I like to do whatever it is I'm adding separately and then attach it when I'm done (less chance of mucking it up that way and easier for a do-over if need be).  With this scroll, it needed to be worked on directly.  I"m pretty pleased with the way it turned out....

Hopefully you should be able to click on it to see more of the details.  I found a wonderful quote from Kermit "Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection - the lovers, the dreamers and me".   I also added "It's not easy being green" (which is, I think, another Kermit-ism)..... "Time's fun  when you're having flies",  and "A frog he would a-wooing go, whether Venus would let him or no".    Venus was referred to by one of the previous artists as being the one that was keeping him in his frog state.

The background was already a lovely mixture of print and gesso (?) so I simply used some acrylic stain and over top of that drybrushed a bit of green for highlights.  Then I added the stencils and the paper ephemera and finished the whole with another coat of antiquing.

There's only one doll left to work on, and I'm sad.

11 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

sounds like you are having fun...

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That's too clever! You made me smile.

Pat Winter said...

Its just beautiful..well done!
Smiles,
Pat

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I find it so dauting too working on someones elses work. Love what you have done to the scroll.

karen said...

oh no! only one doll!! you will have to start one just for you....

Kim B said...

that turned out great! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kim

~*~Patty S said...

our boys grew up with Kermit...Love that quote...lovely creation too!

Happy Weekend to you and yours!
oxo

Gail V said...

That turned out really pretty, MA. I've gotta get some stencils.

koralee said...

Oh I love it! Good for you. Happy week to you.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi MA
Ooo those Kermit quotes are wonderful - I'm a big fan & very nostalgic!

It was so nice to read the comment from you this morning.
I had been gone for so long I thought I might have been abandoned - but I seem to have a little core of wonderful followers who keep popping in to see me -thank you!

Have a very happy Easter
Shane

Val said...

Love these last two posts MA - looks amazing and very creative!
Hope you have a restful Easter and your move goes well, later on.