"Where words fail, music speaks."
~Hans Christian Andersen
This has long been on of my favorite quotes. As a musician, I know the beauty of being able to sit at a piano and play out feelings that are too much to express any other way. I treasure that ability. Music also is a international language. Put together a group of people from every country on the globe, cue a Mozart song, and they'll all get something from it.
I began this piece by sponging gesso onto a 5 x 7" canvas panel. Once dry, I got a brush very wet with a few different colors of ColourArte's Twinkling H2Os and just blobbed and streaked them wherever they wanted to go. When the paint was dry, I stenciled on the treble clef with Imagine Crafts Creative Medium in silver and stamped a few notes on using Distress Ink.
I printed the quote on a piece of vellum cardstock and mounted it to a frame from the Victorian Silhouette Frame Set. This, as well as a bit of ivy from the Collage Frame Birds & Ivy Set, I coated with black acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I coated it with Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles in Tuxedo Black.
I love having this reminder that when all else fails, music is there.
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ColourArte Twinkling H2Os
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium
Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles