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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
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

FORMAL GARDEN FEATURING POTTED LADIES - VIDEO TUTORIAL & NEW COLLAGE SHEETS

At the entrance to the formal garden, you’ll find lovely ladies growing from pots tended by their loving partners.  Both pretty as flowers, holding butterfly wands, surrounded by flowers as butterflies fly around them.
The sound of water cascading over the edge of the lion wall fountain into the pond below, draws you into the garden
Take a seat on a bench and enjoy the sounds and fragrance of nature.
In addition to the miniature Formal Garden pictured above, I've also create some Potted Lady ATCs. And speaking of the Potted Ladies (growing from pots), I'm thinking they would make a great standalone project that could be used for so many things.  Imagine them as place holders where instead of the butterfly wand, there is a card with your guest’s name.  They would look lovely on a tea party themed table and would make unique gifts for a bridal shower.

Further down in the post you'll find information about new collage sheets, a video tutoral and project supply list. 

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS
For the Formal Garden and the Potted Lady ATC’s pictured further down in this post, I created 4 new collage sheets.  Two of the sheets contain women & men from the 1830s with lots of jeweled butterflies.  One is a set of 8 ATC nature themed backgrounds and a half sheet of urns and roses.

The sheet contains:
3 - Ladies
2 - Gents
12 - Jeweled Butterflies of various sizes


This sheet contains:
5 - Ladies
1 - Gents
8 - Jeweled Butterflies of various sizes

This sheet contains 8 nature themed ATC backgrounds.

This half sheet is filled with urns & roses. 



POTTED LADIES ATCs
For those of you who love to make ATCs, I created 6 examples made using all four of the new collage sheets and some of the products I used for the Formal Garden.


VIDEO TUTORIAL
In the video I cover the construction of the Formal Garden and the techniques listed below:
Faux Marble Painting
Making a Fountain & Pond with Faux Water
Making & Decorating Urns with Paper Clay & Other Items

VIDEO TUTORIAL



FREE GARDEN IMAGES FOR USE IN YOUR ART


DETAIL MASTER SUPPLY LIST

This list has the supplies used for all three framed collage pieces.
Gilders Paste - Verdigris

Note: The columns I used are no longer available but here are two other options that would give you a similar look.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES

5 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

You never disappoint! This is absolutely delightful - and to think you've achieved it (almost) entirely with collage sheets! Amazing! The 'water' is brilliant - it looks just like - well - water! Such a lovely little scene - and so fanciful and whimsical. Brava - again!

claude said...

charmant : belle réuissite

smokeysmom said...

Amazing! The tutorial video is great. You are such a talented artist!

sheilaAR said...

Just gorgeous, Laura!! Who else but you would have done such a beautiful job with "Potted Ladies" lol. The fountain is magical to view!

Betsy Skagen said...

Brilliant! and the water turned out wonderfully!