Sunday, 29 August 2010

Blended Batik Effect with Klimt

Hope you've all had a good weekend. I've had a very busy day baking as we had lots of family here for tea today before my 2 girls head off for uni so I'm very late with this entry for a couple of challenges. The first of these is Gingersnap Creations GC65 - Famous Painters or Paintings.  Mine was inspired by Gustav Klimt and in particular his Lady With Fan painting as I'm always drawn to the beautiful colours and patterns he uses in his work.
As I used Tim Holtz's Blended Batik technique from page 36 of his fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Book to make the background paper with just a slight twist of my own to make it Klimt style, I'm hoping it will qualify for Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Week 11 Challenge.
My little twist to Tim's technique was just to colour the stamped images by sponging and painting with various Distress ink colours before carrying out the final step. My base colours are Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed as I was trying to reproduce the glorios rich colour of Klimt's painting and I think Distress inks are ideal for this.
The lovely image I used is from Dezinaworld's Emerald Collage Sheet and the stamps are Elusive Images Curly Birds UA5SP0253 and Papermania Hampstead Sketch Flower PMA9072100. 


  1. Fliss, this is gorgeous and it most definitely qualifies for the CCC! You did a great job with the blended batik, and I love the clever twist that really made it your own.

    And since I'm also on the Gingersnaps DT, I can also tell you that your homage to Klimt is absolutely brilliant!

    I'm so glad you shared this stunner, and I hope to see you again at the CCC *and* at Gingersnaps!


  2. This is a lovely piece. It reminds me of vintage wall paper!

  3. oh fliss hun this really is one masterpiece always love what you come up with hugs cheryl xxxx

  4. Your 'Klimt' piece is beautiful Fliss. Those vibrant colours look stunning together and the sultry lady finishes it off perfectly.

  5. Gorgeous, artwork Fliss, hope empty nest syndrome doesn't hit you too hard. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Chris xx

  6. Beautiful piece, Fliss! I love your background! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Famous Painters Challenge!

  7. Great colors - i think it great when we change things up a bit and do our own thing - so interesting and beautiful...

  8. Oooooh this is really pretty Fliss! And PS . . . love the zentangles on your blog :)

  9. Gorgeous work Fliss, I always come and see something original and beautiful on your blog .. you are one clever and artful lady. Beautiful colour and design and thanks too for using a dezinaworld image
    hugs June xxxxx

  10. Lovely piece Fliss. One of my fondest days out with my Dad was to see a huge Klimt exhibition when I was 16 - I have loved his work ever since. I think your colour is perfect! Cheers Claire x

  11. Beautiful peice Fliss :)


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