Rock to the piano

For this week’s quote I chose ‘Rock to the Piano’ from the song ‘Piano’ by Ariana Grande


For the background I used dragonfly decoupage paper. I glued the paper down and colored the decoupage paper using a purple and pink distress ink, applying it with a Ranger blending tool. I then used Viva decor glitter paste through a Tim Holtz blossom stencil all around the sides of my background to add texture. I then used a star stamp and a butterfly stamp from an ArtC stamp set around the sides to finish off the background.


For my main page I tore out three square shapes of watercolor paper and used my distress inks to color them each a different color, pink, orange and purple. I then used my black archival ink pad to make the edges black as if  they were old and torn. I then used white modelling paste through a Tim Holtz letter stencil to create texture on my page. Once that had dried I used my American crafts music stamp with archival ink over it to create the look of an old torn out music sheet. I then cut out six squares all the same size of watercolor paper and colored two with my pink aqua spectrum watercolors, two orange and two purple, drying it with my heat gun while applying the water to get a special dried effect. I then drew piano keys on all of them, using my uni-ball black pen. I then colored some of the keys in different glitter colors from my paperchase glitter pens set and used my uni-ball signo sparkling pens to color some of the other keys, going with the color theme for the individual music sheet color. I then outlined the piano key square with my white signo gel pen. I then colored another piece of watercolor paper with different colors using my aqua spectrum watercolor pens, then used my butterfly shape cutter to cut out butterflies and add them to the sides of the piano keys. I then positioned the music sheets overlapping and stuck them down.


For my quote page I did exactly the same as my main page but used the colors green and yellow for the torn music pages. On the third music page I did the same technique again but used a blue color. I then colored pieces of watercolor paper with purple and blue distress inks using my Ranger blending tool and stamped on the quote with my dovecraft letter stamps using arhival ink and cut out the letters individually. Once I had stuck the quote down I used my uni-ball black pen to outline the quote and stuck four butterflies down next to the quote from my butterfly shape cutter.

As a finishing touch I added metallic dots to the keys with my American Crafts metallic pens, I also used butterfly embellishments for the corners of some of the music sheets and used sticky gems for some of the keys also.



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