Tuesday, 19 May 2015
She wears flowers in her hair ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well! Been MIA for a few days but for me it was worth it lol!
Today I’m sharing with you an idea that I have had for quite a long time. However it was out of my reach because I couldn't ‘draw’ lol and didn’t have the stamps. So when I started out sketching earlier this year I was really hoping that at some point I would be able to create this or something similar. As per usual I have become a little bit obsessed but I really do think it is worth it and here it is …
The whole piece is about UK A4 in size and I'm happy with the end result
I need to practise the eyes and the lips: they are a little too big
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
the flowers, the pink and the deep blue of the ocean, because of the sand in the background of the ice cream and the cone I was inspired to use cardboard as my base layer.
I wanted to create a hanging for several of the current challenges so I used my Spectrum Noir AquaTints. The pizza box was from an old order for scrapbooking paper and I have, in the past, used it as my spraying station for inks. It had a lovely shimmer to it but the brown was still very visible so I put white acrylic paint into my pallette and added the #12 colour from my set (it is a gorgeous red colour). I covered the cardboard with a couple of layers of my tinted paint and left it to dry. Once dry I added a thin layer of PVA in some areas and over painted that with a much paler shade of pink and I left it to dry. Once happy I attached a stencil and randomly inked it and adding glitter EP which I the heated to emboss. I put this aside whilst I worked on the rest.
I retrieved my bag of white Centura Pearl Snow White card snippets and coloured those with #11 red and the #34 egg yolk yellow. Once dry I stamped multiple sizes of the open flowers and fussy cut them out. I layered them on top of each other and once the glue dried I shaped them to give them depth.
I drew the face with my watercolour pencils onto Centura Pearl Snow White Accents and I coloured her with very watered down AquaTints. Once all the pieces were ready I started playing with stamped bits, acrylic gem bits, ribbon and some old butterfly embellishments.
This project came about because of several girl stamp images who had flowers and butterflies in their hair. I really loved the look and because of winning the sketching book, Jane Davenport’s Drawing Whimsical Faces, my idea blossomed, lol, sorry but I really couldn't miss out on that pun lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Sheena Douglass A5 A Little Bit Sketchy stamp set: Flower Power
Stencil: Premium Art Brands 305mm square Spiral Characters stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: Heat gun; paint brushes; pot of water; pallette; pipettes for inks
Card Paper: Crafters Companion Centura Pearl Card: snippets for the flowers; and a piece for drawing; cardboard box
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary AquaTints; Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils; The Works Crawford & Black white acrylic paint; WOW Platinum Sparkle EP; Versamark IP
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts rose buds; Hobbycraft: butterflies and crystal stem; acrylic cabochons; ribbon
Adhesives/Mediums: Collall all purpose glue; really cheap PVA glue