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Quotation  DecoVl: Spread for Nadia
Size 5.5" w x 6" h page (opens to incl. tabs 13" w x 6" h)
I recently came across some oriental styled napkins which I really loved. I used the design on them to inspire me for Nadia's deco. I hand drew the design onto Arches text wove paper. Painted the flowers and butterfly with watercolors, using iridescent medium to move my colors around in the flower section. It gave them a nice shimmer. I then painted the background with Moon Palace Black Ink mixed with a touch of water. When that was dry I applied my adhesive for my gold leafing of the maze squares. I wrote the quote using Platinum Pink Pearlescent acrylic ink in my funky style of lettering.

Quote: Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. Karen Ravn

See below for more detailed images of the left and right sides of the spread.



left side of spread


right side of spread


Front of large insert tag


back of large insert tag

For the front of the tag I used a single layer of the napkin I mentioned above and glued it to the tag. I wrapped copper foil around the edge. I used a pink "Silver Shadow" pen by Sakura to write another quote

Quote: The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems & the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial work which nature directs towards him. Auguste Rodin

For the back of the tag I wrote my name in my Kersals lettering using my thermal embossing technique with gold embossing powder. I painted in the letters  using pearlescent acrylic inks. My e-mail, location and date were done with a 3D glaze pen (various colors) by Sakura. My web site was done with a Excel gold gel pen.


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