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Quotation  DecoVl: Spread for Anne
Size 5.5" w x 5.5" h (opens to 11" w x 5.5" h)
Anne used Arches Text Wove for her signature. I did my spread also on text wove using brown shades of Tombow markers and watercolors to get a really dark background. The poppies are a bright reddish orangey red with a touch of copper glitter in the center that I think really pop from the page. The poppy pods are a lighter shade of brown. I did the quote using a Brausse nib and gold leaf adhesive and red variegated gold leaf. I cut my spread in half and adhered the pages separately so there would be no interference when turning pages. See at right for a detail pic of the calligraphy and poppy.

Quote: Through the dancing poppies stole a breeze most softly lulling to my soul. John Keats

Anne supplied a tag for each of us. I decorated some glossy inkjet photo paper (Weyerhaeuser) using alcohol inks (Pinata Tangerine & Adirondack Espresso and a dirty applicator), extender, rubbing alcohol & water. I got an interesting reaction with the rubbing alcohol (1st time I ever tried this) of a mini crystal type crackle effect that has a leathery feel to it when dry. I wrote my quotes with a large tip micron black pen. Then gave several coats of Glossy acrylic spray. The back has my particulars. I added lots of fibers and alphabet beads for the word "friends" and a red glass heart bead.

Quote 1: Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness. Chuang Tzu

Quote 2: For fast acting relief try slowing down. Lily Tomlin


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