Wednesday's blog is something new, so here's a tag I just managed to finish last time I was on TV, but which I think deserves another, slower airing. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
We need very little for this one.
The Small Velvet Lady
Black micron Pen
Black Archival ink pad
The pictures here speak volumes, so let's take a look...
I had a white tag handy, and started a rough outline.
Then I went round the edges, making the lines, ready for colouring in. I also used the ruler to prepare the chequered flooring.
Once I was happy with the linework, I set about dotting each box which needed colouring in. Then I started colouring in every other box with the black micron pen.
Takes a while, but looks fantastic. At this point I scanned this tag and made a load of prints of it on Theuva card! No way was I repeating that little black and white episode!
So now I had a dozen of them, the pressure was off. So I stamped the lamppost and Velvet along the upper edge of the floor using black Archival. Then I covered her up with a mask, and the edges of the entire mask, and started applying Butterscotch to the background. You can use a make-up sponge for the base where it's darker, and a Stencil brush nearer the lamplight.
This picture so reminds me of my Mum! Not because she hangs around street corners underneath the lamplight! She has a really lovely voice and when she has had a glass of wine or two, she often sings "Unter der Laterne" (underneath the lamplight) in German, of course, just like Marlene Dietrich.Notice here, that the floor has wrapped itself around the foot of the lamppost and velvet. All I did was add a couple of lines with the ruler and add a couple of chequered rows. Much easier than trying to mask off the images.
Finally, I coloured her in with Distress markers, and added a flame to the lamp...
I like this one. Every now and then I'll make something that really please me. This one I was chuffed with.Tomorrow I'll show you another one I was chuffed with. Let's see if we can play a game tomorrow... Give her a name and a life....