Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A little Victorian and a little Wild West

Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here today to show you a little Victorian and a little Wild West using a variety of Blue Fern Studios goodies.

Girl in the Rain
This is a piece that was created around the sweet Maud Humphrey image.  Maud Humphrey was the mother of actor, Humphrey Bogart.  Maud was born in Rochester, NY, my hometown and became a commercial artist in the late 1800's and early turn of the century.  

My Blue Fern chippies are treated very simply - painted with gesso.  The gesso just gives enough white to cover the chippy without making the chipboard completely stark white.  It gives it a bit of an old feel, worn and aged.  

Here are the pieces I used: 

Organic Vine Corner  -074622 - this piece was cut in two to complete the framed feel.
 Floral Clock 074684 - I love the versatility of this Blue Fern piece. It is an exquisite design.  

Girl Under the Streetlamp
Here is another Maud Humphrey image, meant to be a pair of layouts. I love the squirrel resting on her hand so I chose the Evening Lamp Post chipboard piece by Blue Fern Studios from which my squirrel can scamper to and fro. 

The little flourish swirl under the floral cluster is part of the Organic Vine from the Girl in the Rain layout (shown as the first piece).  I wanted to tie the two pieces together.

Organic Vine Corner  -074622
 Evening Lamp Post 074660

I added moulding paste in a heavy chunky style here.  

After letting my moulding paste dry, I dabbed a little Mixd Media Inx in Pewter on it to provide a little shadowing effect. 

Flipping from Victorian to western in this layout.

This is a photo I took a few years ago.  The little boy is a few months old and he's a little camera shy. This photo always makes me smile when I look at it.

I pulled out the  Blue Fern Studios Calligraphic Border and stained it with dark brown stain then wove some jute string around it.
Calligraphic Border 074363

Ornate Medallions Set 074462

 I painted the Medallions with Tim Holtz stain and then  covered with a very cool thick texture paint from Art Anthology called sorbet. 

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  1. Fabulous LOs!! Love the vintage images and the way you used them and that western LO is amazing!!

  2. I adore the treatment on the lamp post chippie, and the texture paint medallion is so cool.

  3. SUPER adorable Jennifer!! just love love love your work!!