Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm quite taken with this image. There are highlights and shadows that appeared that I didn't intentionally put there.

I stamped Moonlit Fairy in pitch black and then embossed with clear ep. I watercoloured the moon with lemonade adirondack ink and covered it with Ranger crackle medium. That baby took all afternoon to dry! I used a versamark pen on the wings and painted with pearlex for that magical shimmer! {insert happy dance} I covered the wing with Matte accents from Ranger - it didn't go as matte as I thought it would, but that makes the wings look quite like stained glass...very nice!

After everything was dry, I wet the watercolour paper and painted it with adirondack reinkers. Denim and Stonewashed have a tendency for the pigments to separate when watercoloured with, and that gives a very lovely effect with a little bright teal and some purple tints toward the bottom half of the image. It's a real pain when I didn't know this verigation of colour would happen, and it really messed up my first image months ago when I started watercolouring with the Adirondacks, but now it is a highly anticipated and desirable effect. In the end, I washed the entire image with Latte to tone it down some as it was quite bright when laid on the background.

I just got some Tim Holtz ideology fragments. SO COOL!!!!! I'll be using those a lot, probably more than is logical, but DD is the logical one, not me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

stamps; moonlit fairy (Rubber Stamp), sentiment (PSX), sanded (SU!)
paper; midnight, ochre modifica (discontinued Basic Grey), 120lb watercolor paper
ink; pitch black, denim, stonewashed, cool peri, latte, lemonade reinkers, perfect medium (Ranger Adirondack)
accessories; perfect pearls, fragments, crackle accents, matte accents (Ranger), sunflower dew drops (The Robin's Nest), pearl ex (Jacquard), spiral clip (7gypsies), brown/olive ribbon (may arts), eastern elegance rub ons (SU!), self adhesive rhinestones (K&Co.), white gelly pen (Sakura)

2 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Absolutely terrific techniques on this with a wonderful result - such a lovely whimsical card!

jackiestamps4fun said...

This is just stunning! Beautiful job!

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