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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Monday, March 28, 2011

Springtime in Versailles Postcard

I’ve been working on a 4 x6 postcard for a swap in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group.  The theme is “Spring” so my piece is titled “Springtime in Versailles.  The plaque on the gate is the one I made in the tutorial "How to Make Your Own Molds & Working with Paper Clay".

I decided I wanted to create a topiary since the French gardens at the time were so formal.  To make the topiary I started by painting chipboard swirls green.
 Next, I removed flowers from the stems of dried flowers. 
I applied Glossy Accents glue (dries clear) to the painted swirls and dipped them in the dried flowers.
 Lastly, I glued the swirls to the postcard and dressed them with jeweled ribbons and a butterfly.

16 comments:

Luthien said...

wow!!! this is a wonderful piece of work my fren!!! and what a brilliant idea for topiary!

Astrid Maclean said...

Another unbelievable piece Lura, the detail is amazing and that topiary positively inspired!

Netty said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous and love the topiary. Brilliant piece of art. Annette x

FredaB said...

This is one of the best pieces I have ever seen. The topiary idea is unbelievable.

You would have my vote.

Hugs

FredaB

The Sparkly Fairy said...

wow this is amazing. Love it!

Joy said...

So lush!!

Elaine A said...

Laura -

I love this piece! It is just so very beautiful and I really love all the attention to detail. Outstanding!

Elaine Allen
P.S. Thanks for the mini-tutorial on how to make the topiary.

Daniele said...

wow, another stunner love the topary tree what an inspirational tutorial
hugs

Kate said...

Gorgeous! Love your artwork. Love how you used dried flowers for the topiary!

Dorthe said...

Very beautifull card-and the topiaryes makes it even more special.
Love it.
Dorthe

bes53913 said...

Laura, you continue to amaze and inspire me with your beautiful work. I really study what you do, the way you put things together, your color combinations, composition - everything!

Kris Dickinson said...

Fantastic work Laura! Thanks for sharing your technique!

Createology said...

Your postcard is tres chic. Super clever way with the topiary. Happy week ahead...

Joanne said...

How absolutely ingenious, doesn't need trimming either!
Hugs Joanne xx

Lululiz said...

Great topiary, what a fab idea.

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous, just love the topiary!!