Breathe

Breathe

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This piece is available at Coffey & Thompson Gallery in Charlotte.  Or you may order it online here, or email me at Heather@HeatherBurnell.com for local Charlotte delivery.

The story of this piece:

  • It started with a layer of gesso (like primer) on 6 x 12 inch birch wood cradleboard.
  • Then I used chalk pastels to color an old sewing pattern.
  • I pasted the pattern on the board using matte medium.
  • I added stamps with ink and used stencils with acrylic paint to create an interesting background.
  • I created the letters, BREATHE, using Photoshop. Each letter is a flower. 
  • The music comes from an antique music magazine from the 1930’s.
  • The postmark and stamp are a copy from a letter I used in another piece. That letter was from the late 1800’s as the postmark indicates. 
  • The other pieces were created in Photoshop. I merged the text of the dictionary definition for the word, breathe, with a picture (butterfly, flower and dragonfly) where I had modified the transparency to make it see through.  So all of the pieces except the post mark and stamp, have the word, "breathe."
  • After pasting the pieces in place with matte medium, I outlined all of the pieces with charcoal pencil, then shaded the lines.