I have several images of dragons in my upstairs bathroom. A reflection of magical days I spent in Ireland many years ago. I loved visiting some of the old castles complete with moats wooden draw bridges, high stone walls and hidden passageways. Seeing the Book of Kells, housed at Trinity College in Dublin, with its intricate embellishments and illuminations stunning to behold. Stopping by the Guinness Brewery also in this marvelous city, with it sudsy full bodied refreshment, tasting so different than the pours one gets here in the states. I've always loved St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish, these are the inspirations for today's artwork1. Gather your supplies.
15. Use a Scrap of Cardboard to Trace Center of GSLC Round Frame with Dragons.3. Using Clear Embossing Ink Roller to stamp Art Foamies-Moroccan Tile onto the Old Script. Sprinkle with Weathered Gold Embossing Powder and Cure with a Heating Tool.4. Use Clear Embossing Ink Roller to add Etched Platinum, Hammered Metal, German Silver Embossing Powders to the front portion of GSLC Layered Angela Frame. Cure with a Heating Tool.5. Add layers of Antique Gold, Phthalo Blue Green, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold acrylic paints using a dry brush technique.6. Attach Portions Of GSLC Layered Angela Frame Together Using Golden Heavy Gel Matte Medium.7. Allow to dry fully and flat. Pressing down with a heavy book.8. Work on layering the GSLC Dragon Shape. First using a texture stamp and clear embossing ink and Extreme Peacock Embossing Powder. Cure with a Heating Tool.9. Fill in blank spaced with Neon Green Ink.10. Add more layers using ColorShift Purple, Neon UltraViolet, HiLite Blue Acrylic Paints and a dry brush.11. Add an Additional Layer Using Black StazOn Ink and Same Texture Stamp.12. Not having enough contrast between the Dragon and the Painted, Embossed Old Script I opted to Add another Layer of Old Script.14. Wanting to add more interest I chose GSLC Round Frame with Dragons Using the Same Techniques I used above.Use Clear Embossing Ink Roller to add Etched Platinum, Hammered Metal, German Silver Embossing Powders to the frame. Cure with a Heating Tool.
16. Attach Vintage Script to Cut Out Cardboard, and attach to Back of Frame using Weldbond.
"No I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith" R.A. Salvatore
"It simply isn't and adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons."
"May you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten."
"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have."
"May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. may good and faithful friends be yours where ever you roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours."
"He who loses money, loses much: he who loses a friend, Loses more; he who loses faith, loses all."
"God made time, but man made haste."
"The light heart lives long"
" A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns."
"You've got to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was."
"Lovely day for a Guinness"
Supplies: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Layer Frame Angela, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Dragons Shape Set, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Round Frame with Dragons Art Foamies-Moroccan Tile, Old Script, Weldbond, Weathered Gold, Etched Platinum, Hammered Metal, German Silver, Extreme Peacock Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Ink Roller Bottle, Heating Tool, Antique Gold, Phthalo Blue Green, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, ColorShift Purple, Neon UltraViolet, HiLite Blue Acrylic Paints, Paintbrush, Neon Green Ink, Golden Heavy Gel Matte, Texture Stamp, StazOn Black Ink,