Thursday, August 14, 2014
Meet Dave ~ Rick St. Dennis image
Hi everyone! As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am cat crazy and I have a very off the wall sense of humour. That's why Rick St. Dennis' cat images make me laugh. Meet Dave who can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop. Clearly, Dave is enjoying life and also the little pleasures ( a mouse sammy) that it holds for him. I just had to feature Dave on a mixed media spread in my art journal.
I coloured Dave with Prismacolor pencils using tiny choppy zigzags to create the impression of fur. Then he was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, and matted on black cardstock. Doesn't the mustard jar make you smile? The image was popped up on foam tape and set aside to await the background.
Three different designer papers plus some French booktext were torn and adhered to the background with matte medium, overlapping each other. The edges of the papers were trimmed along the outsides of the pages. Black embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Sketch Grid and white gesso was pounced through TCW's Mini Punchinella stencil. Red ink was splattered and blown with a straw. The word "Nom" as in nom-nom-nom was stamped randomly using Orange Blossom Archival ink. Dots were also stamped with the same ink.
The sentiments were computer generated and the two larger ones were cut out with a Spellbinders die before being given a doodled check border The single words were matted in black and popped up on foam tape. Dave's name was added with stickers. Bits of washi tape and border remnants were added to the design along with doodling and outlining. The edges of both pages were outlined with a black Big Brush pen to frame the pages and keep the eye within the spread.
The final touch was to add a mouse button to the upper left sentiment with foam tape.
I had so much fun creating this spread. Thanks so much for joining Dave and me. For more inspiration using Rick's fabulous images, fun challenges, and some wonderful sharing of projects and knowledge, come and visit:
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Life is good; so is art.