Castles In the Air…


"Castles in the Air"
“Your Work Need Not Be Lost”

Quote adapted from Henry David Thoreau.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is
where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau

For the Altered Art Group January 2009 challenge: “Favourite Poets”


Base of chipboard and one layer of plain white cardstock. I blended chalks at the bottom and right edges, then cut a piece of cardstock from the “Old World” stack, slightly smaller than the ATC, to layer over that. I dotted the chalked edges with pearl sage-green fabric paint.

Next I cut a 3″X3″ piece of cardstock and dyed it with Adirondacks: Cranberry, Meadow, and Butterscotch. I stamped it with black ink and a sand castle stamp and tore the edges around the castle form. Then I rubbed the torn edges in gold ink.

Tim Holtz crackle paint on the left and top edges of the ATC. When this had dried, I painted it up with Stewart Gill Byzantia paints (Cardinale and Cerisanctum), edging that with a Krylon gold-leafing pen. I then attached the sand castle, and stamped and embossed the lettering.

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1 Comment »

  1. Chrisy Said:

    hi there…just stumbled into ur blog and love this image…particularly the torn edges and the lettering…


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