Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Photo Art and Christmas Layout

Dear all blog friends.

Today I'm finally back to share a layout I made last Christmas for the great Paper Haus Magazine.
This is an old layout I haven't shared before, at least not here in my blog. But I have to admit that beside Paper Haus Magazine, I did share this layout on my Instagram profile a while ago, where I do sometimes share stuff earlier then in here. So if you are on Instagram, please look me up @ ingvildbolme to follow my art works and lots more from my daily life, including photography.

Anyway, here is the layout ;O)

My Chistmas Wish
Above: My daughter wished for a talking horse soft toy, and for Christmas two years ago she got the horse she wished for. I captured the magical moment and her happiness, perfect images for this Christmas themed layout filled with Prima flowers and Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures resins and metals.

Above: Showing all the layers used on the layout, a combination of fussy cuts, metals, flowers, branches, resins, stamps and so on. There is never a limit for how much you can add together, a great mix just adds a interesting final look!

Photo Art on canvas

Lately I've also been busy trying to improve my paint and art skills, and have used lot of time testing out techniques and effects with all kinds of mediums. 

Some years ago I noticed the incredible artist Per Fronth from Norway, who has developed own techniques where he actually paint on photos. He used to be a press photographer, and then moved on to be an artist where he used amazing photos from the tons he took when he traveled world wide for the newspapers. His art just looks so amazing, and I've been to his art exhibition, twice, to try to study his techniques and all the amazing layers. But it's kind of hard to understand what he have done, cause you can't even see the photo underneath at all when you look close, but if you step back you can "imagine" there must be a photo there. Even the brush strokes goes in a different direction then the painted colours.. hard to explain, just simply impressive! Per Fronth uses lots of different techniques and effects, including graphic designs. Of course, Per Fronth will not share his secrets, his amazing techniques, so I simply had to start to try out for myself, step by step.
Finally this summer I started on a art project I planned to do for years! In fact, even though my daughter is now soon 7 years old and I have taken thousand of pictures of her since she was 6 months old, I have never ever had a single photo yet on my wall! Simply because I were waiting for the perfect photo, a personal piece of art, something I had in mind, but just not sure how to make... Now after testing and testing, I found out it was about time to start on one of these projects, and the final result is the photo art painting below. It's completely painted over, several layers, not a single trace of the original photo used. There are layers, even the photo are in layers, to make different textures and effects. I might have discovered some "right" techniques, but there are still so much I wish to learn more about and to understand, but one step at the time... This project was just to test out techniques on one project to see the complete effects, but not artsy enough as I wish it to be in the future. I plan to add lots of more graphics and effects on my future photo arts, but I have to see if I dare to do more of that on my next one ;O)
At least I finished this piece, and I am happy enough with it to be my first try of this kind. And, it's up on my wall!!! ;O)

*Looking Out* Photo Art on canvas
Above: This canvas is approx. 20-25 inches tall. The photo the art is based on, is a photo I took of my daughter in our cabin when she was 18 months old. She stands in the couch and looks out trough the window on all the snow out there. And there was A LOT of snow then, so she was a bit curious and also afraid. You can see that look in her face, almost a bit mystical, but for me there is something special with her look here. 

Above: The photo art in progress. Here you can see a bit of the textures that I worked on.


Are you on Instagram? Well, if you are, please drop in and check out my GIVEAWAY in there! 
But be quick, because this GIVEAWAY runs out already tomorrow!
You will find me on ingvildbolme 
To be in for the draw you have to follow me on Instagram and repost the giveaway image (or copy from here and share on Instagram), then just hashtag it and let me know when it's done! ;O)

Ingvild Bolme gallery on Instagram 

If you are on Instagram, I would love to see your art work with any Ingvild Bolme products on! Please hashtag your works by writing #ingvildbolme , then your works will be added to the ingvildbolme gallery where me and everyone else can see it! 
Please remember by only using @ingvildbolme , I will only get a notice about your work, it won't be added to the gallery. So please use # in front of ingvildbolme if you wish to share your work up there! ;O)

Above: A snap shot from the Ingvildbolme "gallery", where all works with Ingvild Bolme products that are hashtagged with #ingvildbolme are added. Hope to see your works in there! ;O)


Yesterday I had a giveaway on my Like-page on Facebook. Please drop in here and "Like" my page to follow my work, news, updates and all the amazing projects done by the talented DT.
And yes, more give-aways are coming up the next days! Hope to see you in there. ;O)

Thank you so much for dropping by, and hope to see you in on one of my other online channels.
Wish you all a wonderful and creative week.

*hugs and smiles*
Ingvild ;O)


grammypame said...

I love your Christmas layout!! Your canvas is really cool!! I would love to see the artist's work you were talking about. I don't have a tablet or smartphone so I can't do Instagram sorry.

Romy said...

Wow, what anamazing lay-out and canvas! Your work is so breathtakingly gorgeous!


Thank you Ingvild for sharing your amazing canvas. Incidentally, the layout featuring this photograph is my all-time fave in your gallery :)

Patricia said...

I am always inspired by your artful pages, but still have difficulty with placing to many elements on my page...I will just keep on trying, same as you are with your painting work!!!

scapmanufaktur said...

Simply amazing! Love the layout and the canvas is spectaculare!! You are a great artist Ingvild!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Your layout is spectacular! I am just getting into the mixed media work and am having a ball. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win all those wonderful products. I can see me working with them on my next one. Happy Crafting.

Bente Fagerberg said...

Jeg husker kjempegodt denna layouten fra PH Magazine i fjor. Den er bare sååå yndig! Dine foto er så fine og du kombinerer dine egne dekorasjoner med papir og utklippt pynt på en måte som får det å se så utrulig enkelt ut!! Jag har prövd :-) ...og vet at det er det ikke :-)

pattyo said...

Absolutely stunning! Your touch is magic!

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