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« on: July 03, 2009 06:08:07 PM »

Just over a month ago, on my granddaughter's second birthday, my daughter's cat Nova passed away.  He had been my granddaughter's constant companion from her birth, and was generally a sweet boy.  When I heard the terms of this challenge, I knew immediately that I wanted to use my favorite photo and do a bag for my daughter (littlebiskit) as a memorial.

This is acrylic on a pre-made drawstring bag.  It was done by changing the photo to black and white on the computer, and printing it out.  I then cut out the appropriate portions, and used rubber cement to tack the pieces onto the bag.  I then traced the pieces, removed the paper, and used white acrylic to paint the images.  I had tried freehanding the image, but had problems with the spacing, so I think this method worked quite well.

Hope you enjoy, don't forget to vote!

The tagline of "Shhh...    ...Secrets" is just because we've always said the photo looked like Nova was imparting some sort of feline secrets to his best buddy. 

And here is the original photo for comparison.

Comments welcome and encouraged!
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009 08:26:06 AM »

a) that photo is adorable. 
b) i love how it turned out on the bag.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009 01:29:27 PM »

Adorable pic and bag, and very clever process! I love it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009 12:00:03 PM »

That's so sweet,and it looks very good. Nice technique, I didn't think of that.

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009 06:44:59 AM »

Great technique!  The picture is adorable!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009 07:47:04 PM »

What a sweet memorial. The bag will be a nice way to remember the kitty. The original picture is totally adorable.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009 04:40:55 PM »

oh my that is just the greatest photo.
I love the way you made it into a bag.


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