Thursday, 6 October 2011

A Nice Pear - for the Stamp Man


The Stamp Man current challenge is to use Pears or a Pair of something in your submission. I have a gorgeous set of Non Sequitur stamps from them, called Greco Roman collage and I think I have used every stamp on this huge set for my entry! Janet, when she introduced the challenge, was saying what a pear represents in different cultures and that to artists it often represents the female shape. I guess that is why this set, which includes naked statues and women's faces, also includes a pear!

I don't normally stamp directly onto wooden boxes but I wanted to use my new Distress Stains as a wood stain, so I used Vintage Photo and Antique Linen, with a little Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, then stamped directly onto the box, all the way round, in Archival Sepia. Finally I varnished the box.

When I was in the charity shop the other day buying the vintage bag, I spotted this artificial pear for 20p, so I had to have it to pose my photograph!

Although this was hard to photograph, I am pleased with it IRL as I think it would make a good present for a man's study as it has the natural wood look and I haven't added any embellishments (for once!).


15 comments:

  1. Lucy, your pear box is charming--what a great effect--this monochrome, muted look is so elegant!

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  2. Simple and stunning pear box - monochrome look works so well

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  3. You are right. It would look really good in a study, however, in my opinion, it would look really good anywhere. A splendid piece of work.
    Kath

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  4. What a beautiful box Lucy!! Love the subtlety of it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Stamp Man challenge.
    Siobhan

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  5. A fabulous piece for the Stamp Man challenge Lucy. I love the stamping straight onto the wood and the masculine feel to it, as you say it will be a great present for someone.
    Thanks for the message today but I am working both days so unfortunately I won't be able to go - that's the problem of doing two jobs at the moment and I feel so out of touch with people.
    Have a good weekend and take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  6. Love this Lucy! Direct to wood, it's just beautiful.

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  7. Gorgeous--love this combo of inks!

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  8. Hi Lucy. Wow! Super project. Love the effect you have created stamping directly onto the wood. This would make a gorgeous present for anyone.
    Regards Florence xx

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  9. WOW Lucy, this is fabulous. I love the fact that you can see the wood. I don't think it is at all suitable for a man's study though - but would look fab in mine (tee hee hee!!!). xx

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  10. Lovely Lucy!!! Great pear box - love the stamping you have done!

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  11. This is one stunning box, Lucy! Love how perfectly your combined all the stamped images! Pure beauty! I have an old box from my Dad and I want to alter it, but not fully cover it and this gives me some great ideas! Have a great weekend and I hope you are feeling well!

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  12. Congratulations Lucy. I picked your box as the winner, so other's in the team must have also picked you.
    Well Done.
    Siobhan

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  13. Congratulations for winning, it sure is a beauty!

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