Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Capturing the Forest

LinkOne of my fav things to do is to have a woodland walk and I wanted to capture all the textures and earthiness in a piece of art. I have used Gary Reef eggshell and foil techniques on this box. Instead of eggshells I used crushed shells and tea leaves and glued it all on with strong pva glue and used aluminum tape for the sides.

I really like the way this box has turned out with all the different textures on it..it is quite hard to photograph so I have created this little collage using picasa to show detail. The theme over at Kristens summer of colour blog is green this week so be sure to check out all the other entries too.

17 comments:

Joanna said...

WOW, LOrraine, I want to touch this! Great texture, great colours, great look of the forest floor. Brilliant artwork.

artistamyjo said...

this is awesome Lorraine,makes one want to reach out and touch this.
Hugs, amy

Kristin said...

This IS awesome - the texture, the rich greens and the uniqueness of it all - fabulous! I love having you here, thank you! xo

Janelle said...

You have an amazing skill. I love the texture and the depth of the box. The woodland theme is perfect for green.

Alison said...

Gorgeous box Lorraine! The texture is amazing!
Alison x

helena said...

love teh texture - I want to touch it too. and I love the shape, such fun

Diane said...

Lorraine--this is beautiful--and making me want to go to my art room--I adore this texture!!!

NuminosityBeads said...

Superb work, I love how you are always trying new things, Lorraine.
xoxo Kim

Sid said...

Fantastic texture !! Love it !

Mandy said...

Well..amazing...the shapes with all that texture..how did you do it?...I love the reason and idea behind it too...beautiful work...xxx

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh la la ...it is amazing and beautiful..I adore all the colors and texture...would like to reveive one like that...wouaw...

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love how your box turned out, its so earthy. I'd love to see it in person.

I'm so behind on blogging, doing some catching up!
hugs Lynn

JessiVille said...

Really beautiful! The textures and color are amazing! Wonderful work.
Jessi xox

Melodie said...

WOW!! I've never seen anything like this and didn't know it was possible!! thanks for sharing!!

Sharon said...

Fantastic piece. Thanks for sharing how you did this.

creatingme said...

I am in awe of you! I would love to have this in my hands to feel all this texture!

Rein said...

What a wonderful box!