Monday, February 24, 2014

Two for Tuesday - "She"

Welcome to Two for Tuesdays with the Altered Pages Design Team. 

Maybe you've already heard...this time around we are sharing techniques using specific products rather than a concept or theme. I am definitely looking forward to seeing what we all come up with. The products we are focusing on are DylusionsGelatos & collage images from Altered Pages. I also added the Andy Skinner Baroque stencil. I hope you enjoy!

I chose to create a watercolor painting for today. I have many mediums that interest me, but watercolor is where my heart is. This is "She".

I created She on watercolor paper & made the background with my Gelateos in Guava, Lavender & Bubble Gum. I used my handy waterbrush for the background as well. I then splattered & dripped a bit of After Midnight from Dylusions. From there I used the Baroque stencil & created the shadowy look by stenciling first with my Staz On ink pad in Cloudy Sky. I then moved the stencil just a bit down & to the left & then stenciled again using Staz On in Jet Black. I used Staz on here as I new the piece was going to be manipulated still with water & water based inks & I DID NOT want her to fade or run. 

Next, I grabbed my After Midnight ink again & put one or two drops in my paint palette. I added a few drops of water to thin it a bit. I then starting making drastic & elongated eyelashes around each eye with a fine liner watercolor brush. I repeated this process with my Funky Fuchsia Dylusions ink. I wanted a bit of definition so I added black with my Micron pen & a bit of white with my Uni-ball white gel pen

To finish I mounted the piece on black card stock and included a vintage ATC collage image to the back to add the title, my info & date. 

I hope you enjoy the projects today. I also hope you find some inspiration to create something of your own. When you do make sure to visit Altered Pages to pick up everything you need for supplies.