Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Imagine ~ A Rick St. Dennis mixed media page

Hi everyone. As soon as I saw this fabulous man in the moon image created by Rick St. Dennis for Bonnie's Celestial Collection, I had this vision of a fairy swinging from him. How magical would that be? And of course, some very friendly stars from the same digi sheet would be cheering her on and keeping her company. The Star Fairy image seemed the perfect one for the role.

I coloured the three images with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding white paint pen dots to the sweet fairy. All images were fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted in black cardstock, and then trimmed out again. Star fairy was given a string, created from a scrap of designer paper shaded with Big Brush pen. her swing was attached to the Man in the Moon with black and white twine. Foam tape or dots were added to the back of each image to provide dimension with the moon and fairy lifted the highest.

The background began as a 7 x 10 inch rectangle of mixed media paper. It had to be bigger than usual to fit everybody in :) Witch's Potion Purple, Afternoon Delight Denim, and Delphinium Turquoise Lindy's Starburst Sprays were spritzed onto the paper lightly to allow the white to show through. Stamping was done with a splatter stamp and  Forget-Me-Not Archival ink as well as Dusty Concord Distress ink on a swirl stamp. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil to add more texture.

Before Star Fairy was adhered to the background, a length of cheesecloth was added behind her to create a cloud and add interest. The word Imaging was created with TH AlphaParts letters accented with white dots. Two black photo corners were added to opposite corners of the background and the page was matted with black cardstock to frame the piece.

Thanks for joining Star Fairy, her friends, and me today. We appreciate that! All of these images are available in Rick's Zibbet shop, along with an absolute plethora of other inspiring images. I would love to see where your imagination takes you!

Life is good; so is art.

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