Papering over the cracks…

Architecture is the theme at The Three Muses today, as suggested by my BGF Gayle Page-Robak. I have been so busy finishing projects for the Gallery, starting new ones and working, that I had lots of fun with this double spread in my Long Tall Skinny Journal.

The images are from old books – one about churches and another about everyday life in Rome… I ended up using a lot more layers of paint and gesso than I expected to, and I won’t tell you what I wrote, because one should never tell anyone else what to think or see.

Papering over the cracks...

Stamps are from Tandastamps (crackle) and MaVinci’s Reliquary. The flower/flourish is a miscellaneous foam stamp I acquired along the way…! Oh and the word ‘day’ is a Papermania foam stamp. The rounds are from DCS.

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  1. Sandy

     /  February 24, 2010

    OMG what an incredible piece.
    Stunning.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous collage!

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  3. fabulous !!!!

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  4. You have such an imagination, Rosie, your pieces are artistic brilliance!

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  5. Beautiful! Love the crackle stamp.

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  6. Thats an awesome collage. I love the rough and honest style.

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  7. johanna

     /  February 24, 2010

    how much love and detail is put into this piece!! incredibly beautiful!

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  8. barnie

     /  February 24, 2010

    Rosie, how cool is this?! Such a wonderful collage, great details.

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  9. Oh, Rosie Rowe (I just love to say your whole name!), what a grand piece this is! You are fearless when it comes to paint and gesso and layers and … wonderfulness. Good for you! I love it.

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  10. Now, I love this-look at all those layers–beautiful!!

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  11. Love the tall skinny journal Rosie and your pages are lush with detail and color!

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  12. Ellen

     /  February 24, 2010

    gorgeous colours, such a pleasure to look at, love the crackle effect , the bricks, the mesh the way everything flows into each other just brilliant

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  13. Just fantastic. Superb collage, Rosemary.

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  14. I’m speechless Rosie (yep…Again !!)
    So many details…such a imagination
    Gosh..you are so clever !!

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  15. Hi Rosie!! Just love this collage, especially the cracks!! I really love your style!! Thank you for coming by, always great to see you. x0x

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  16. What an incredible feast for the eyes! Rosie, your collage is magnificent. I love the rich colour and the stunning details. You are a true artist. Superb artwork.

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  17. What a stunning piece, fantastic!!

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  18. Great layout, and love the crackling effect in this.

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  19. Love it ,,,,,really I need some time to watch all the card,,,,,,so i love it,,,,it is at time so simple and delicated,,,,,,,,,,,thanks for sharing,,,, and all voer for your comment in my work let ke know if you like a free copy of my Magic Alice,,,,,,,,

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  20. I love these pages, and also the long, tall, skinny format! And all those luscious layers of sunny paint and weathered glazes! Wonderful, Rosie!

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