Friday, July 17, 2015
New release at The East Wind today
Hi everyone. There is a new release at The East Wind shop today and I love her! Her name is Aurora Scarf Lover and she is gorgeous. I love just focusing on a head shot, especially one this beautiful. I coloured her with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils before cutting her out leaving a narrow white border. She was then matted with black cardstock and trimmed her out again before popping her up on foam tape.
The background began with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of purple cardstock over which I layered a triangle of turquoise cardstock so that it covered half.. Once these two were glued together, Teal Zeal ink was used to stamp the painted circle design in random spots. Jet Black Archival ink was applied to the background using a Joggles background stamp. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil and allowed to dry thoroughly.
Old text paper from an encyclopedia was torn and adhered behind the bottom portion of Aurora to ground her. Two circles were punched from the same paper and added to the top right corner. Three sizes of pink hearts were die cut from patterned cardstock and shaded on one side with Middle Purple Pink Big Brush pen. A white arrow sticker was coloured black with a Big Brush pen, given white paint pen dots, and then adhered beside Aurora pointing to the key word in the title.
The lettering was added with stickers but white gesso was spread in a swath where the word Unstoppable would be placed to emphasize it. White dots were added with a Signo pen. A doodled border around the word further drew attention to it. A simple border was added to the entire piece and more outlining was done around the hearts and where the colours meet on the diagonal.To complete the spread, Neocolor II crayons were added around the edges to deepen them and then activated with water. A black mat was used to frame the entire page.
Thanks for joining Aurora and me today. We appreciate that! To see other projects created by the DT and featuring this sweet image, pop over to The East Wind Facebook group where they will be posted throughout the day. We would love to see what you do with her as well.
Life is good; so is art.