Thanks for popping in.
After yesterday’s reality blog,
and then Gracie getting the part in the film
she auditioned for after all,
Ooooh! It’s all so exciting!!
So I thought an hour of serenity and a little arty session this morning might calm the racing mind!
Thursday’s Blog is always Blue, right?
So here’s a piece I rustled up from my Gelli Plate stash.
I keep the background backgrounds together on a ring...
Now which one to use...
You can see I was experimenting,
trying to create a slice of land in the background.
This way up?
Or this? Mmmm....
Yep. Can you see what I see?
When Grace called last night, she was twittering and chattering, and I have to tell you, if the NEC Trade Show weren’t this weekend, I would have been booking a last minute flight to the Big Apple, to give her a big hug!
So our Hot Air balloon it is then.
Comes with a little silhouette and an anchor!
You need a Black Archival or permanent ink type to stamp
on acrylic paint, which is what I used here.
Now let’s define the background .
Out with a brush and torn paper.
Tumbled Glass is a good colour
Another brush, another hill, Dusty Concord is a great colour.
Let’s add some depth with pencils.
Spectrum Noirs and Polychromos are my choice.
Time to trim the artwork back some.
We sell a Fiskars trimmer, which I recommend.
Now to create a vignette , a shaded edge.
and then use the mini blending tool to work around the edges.
Now do you see what I saw?
Let’s add more depth, by adding a few trees at the front.
This lovely tree is from the Wee trees set:
Ink blot plot the ones at the back along a piece of torn paper.
So you have this:
Now add the first generation trees at the front
and along the front edge.
So you have this:
Mount on white and I think we’re almost done.
Add a waterline by sweeping Tumbled Glass along
a straight piece of copy paper with a make-up sponge.
A few white highlights and that’ll do.
Hope you like it.
If you had to give this piece a title, what would you call it?
Ann Upupandaway has been taken!
Love & hugs,
Tomorrow we pick winners for the limericks AND the Starbook.
You still have time to join in!!