Tuesday, August 04, 2015
You Go Girl! ~ New release at The East Wind
Hi there! The East Wind releases a new image every Tuesday and Friday and today I got to play with one. She is called Ha Ha Ha and looks absolutely filled with joy. I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils using fabulous summer brights on her clothing, hat, and shoes. I wanted the image to shout fun & funky :) She was fussy cut leaving a narrow border of white and then matted with black cardstock and trimmed out again. Foam tape on the back lifted her off the background slightly.
The background is an absolute riot of colour and pattern...even for me. I scraped Cut Grass, Fresh Lime, and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions paint over the 6 x 8 mixed media paper with a plastic gift card. Once that layer was dry, Black Marble paint was sponged through TCW's Mini Chevron stencil. Baltic Blue Fresco Finish paint was sponged through Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil for another contrasting layer. Black Marble was also used to make the bottle top rings...great consistency for these.
I wanted to create the illusion that HHH was sitting on some steps so I overlapped three lengths of washi tape to create this. These gave her a place to sit and grounded her so she wasn't floating. It also helped her stand out by creating a bigger focal point. The sentiment was created with white Thickers to which I added white paint because I wanted a really crisp white to break up the busy background. She looks like she is pumping her fist so the sentiment seemed appropriate.
To add more black to the background, giving the eye more places to rest between patterns and colour, I die cut three painty splotches from black Cardstock using TH Scribbles and Splats die. Three enamel dots were added to the top right corner for balance. The edges of the background were coloured with Black Big Brush pen and the entire piece was matted in black to frame it and keep the eye from wandering off the page.
Thanks for joining HHH and me today. It's always a treat to have you visit. To see other inspiration projects using this same fun image, pop over to The East Wind Facebook group where others on our team are posting about their creations. This particular image would be awesome for our blog challenge theme of Summer Lovin' ! Hint! Hint!
Life is good; so is art.