Monday, January 31, 2011

Dealing with no natural light!

I've lived in the same house all my married life....almost 33 years!  Only in the last two years have I become so aware of the fact that there is almost no natural light....at least where I can use it for photographs!  For Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge today, I spent so much more time trying to get a decent photograph than putting the Altered Metal with Paint creation together!  It's still not true-to-life.   To top it off, I dropped the piece and crimped a corner of the thin metallic paper, which refused to smooth out.    Today was definitely a challenge!

I have only three dabbers that work, so I used Juniper and Pearl for Tim's metal pieces.  The patterned paper has the same juniper color as the paint--and I just realized that it's the same paper I used to back up my previous Curiosity.    (See page 48 in Tim's book for this easy technique---#30 on Linda's list.)

10 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is an interesting piece and I love the last few pieces that I missed while I was away.
As far as natural light around my house...we have a lot ,,that is if the sun would ever shine lately.

Sue said...

Hello Evelyn
Come to New Zealand!!!!
We have amazing light.
Your key is so life like, it is an interesting card it will suit the Curiosities Challenge.
Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
Smiles:)

Carolyn said...

Great challenge piece, Evelyn. I like it!

Yelowflower said...

I kinda like that bent corner, it suits the feel of the piece. Good job

Alison said...

Fabulous altered metal Evelyn! x

MarleneMAZ said...

It looks great! you really did a great job with the technique this week.

Netty said...

Your altered metal looks amazing, love it. Annette x

Deanna Cosgrove said...

The technique turned out great. Love the cork.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hello, lovely Evelyn! Looks like you figured out a great system for photographing your art-- this looks fabulous! I love how perfectly aged the metal pieces look-- like they have a coating of lime, which is SO cool!

Julie Forest said...

This is beautiful!! I love brown and blue/turquoise together!! Beautiful piece! :)