Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Be Yourself

Seattle Grunge expresses my love of music!  The music itself can move me or the poetry of the lyrics.

Definition -
 GRUNGE:  A form of Alternative Rock that had a low, dirty, "grungy" sound. Made popular by bands such as Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Soundgarden etc. Grunge is not dead, the "popularity" has just died down. Grunge will make its return soon.  Most alternative music has its roots from Grunge.
VLVS Images:
VLVS Partners:
Helmar- 450 Quick Drying Adhesive (on frame chipboard)
UmWow Studio - Chipboard
Kraft colored cardstock used to start a distressed look that replicates a grunge look.
Some elements stamped in Distressed ink to meld with the kraft cardstock.  For contrast, Blue and Orange ink used to stamp other images.  Coffee Ring image:  I used just the ring in a couple spots and not the whole ring, and stamped just the splats in various places.
A ripped scrap piece that was covered in random color ( used to protect my craft table) used to stamp the grunge guy on.  He is trimmed and adhered behind the painted frame, stamped with "Be True," with paint.  To do this, tap paint pen or Distressed Paint on stamp, tap lightly on scrap paper  and stamp on painted frame.
Create slight ragged edges with edge of scissors or distressing tool.  Wet one side in a small spot and rip out circle shape.  Distress edges with ink.
Print out lyrics, cut and adhere to art with Miracle Tape.  Add Chevron chipboard to a couple places to create direction and dimension.
A wonderfully talented young person gave me the wisdom that I knew but didn't always put into practice - Be Yourself.  That is the way to Be True!
Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea

1 comment:

by belle said...

Love the mix of all the images!