Monday, September 14, 2015

Music Speaks by Barb

"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.

Gina's Designs Products Used

Other Products Used


Acrylic Paint

ColourArte Twinkling H2Os

Imagine Crafts Creative Medium

Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles