Friends used to write letters to each other, I wonder if they still do?
Today letters have been all but replaced by text messages, emails or facebook messages... but here I offer a few glimpses into letters, into a slow life and not so instant correspondence.
For me, monochrome is an excuse to use a neutral color - even though I do know any color can be treated tone-in-tone. But I do love my neutrals, especially after heavy doses of high colors as in my recent works.
Here I started with my absolute most favorite neutral ever, Hickory Smoke by Distress Inks.
Hickory Smoke is a complex color. Its value strongly depends on your surface and other materials. That makes working with it so exiting. Sometimes it is pure grey. At times it veers towards purple, at other times towards blue. Did I say how much I love it? Love it!
I stamped the writing hand onto a piece of vellum. I cut a small slit into the picture and inserted the feather.
The feathers were found one afternoon on our yard. We live close to a wood. A hazel grouse (link to awesome photos) had been snatched by a bigger bird which must have dropped it into our yard for some obscure reason. It had been a veritable death fight, feathers flying around.
But such perfect beautiful feathers! Grey, fluffy with peaks of elegant brow and rust. For this I selected the more tonal feathers.
With all this bla-bla about making it, have you been paying attention to the letters at all? These friends have quite a lot to say to each other. Go now, and be inspired to write a letter to someone!
The Artistic Stamper: Monochrome
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