Thursday, October 01, 2015
Rick St. Dennis Progressive Challenge Part 2 ~ Alice
Hi again. Since it's the first of the month, it also means that we are starting Part 2 of the Progressive Challenge on the Sparkle and Glitter blog. Those who played along with Part 1 last month will have received this fabulous image by Rick St. Dennis called Alice. I love how he has drawn her and the background with the little hidden treasures like the White Rabbit or the caterpillar is fun to colour.
I coloured this image with my usual mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I did add in spots of black Micron pen to give areas like the swirls more contrast and definition. The image was trimmed out along straight lines except where Alice's curls come out of that straight line. That side was fussy cut. The image was matted with black cardstock to frame it and give the eye a place to rest from all that is going on.
The background was kept fairly simple because the image is not. Pale pink and coral sprays were used to create a background with a lot of white space. A little pattern was added using Archival Rocket Red Gold and script and mesh stamps. jet Black Archival ink was sponged through TCW's Halftone borders stencil and white embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Harlequin stencil. Once dry, the harlequins were shaded with Inktense pencil activated with a water brush and then they were outlined on one side. Jet black Archival ink was also used to apply one of the circles from Stampotique's circles cube stamp.
The sentiment from Lewis Carroll's book was computer-generated and stamped onto white cardstock. This was torn around and a black torn piece of cardstock was used to mat it. A black punched photo corner with a tiny triangle of washi tape was adhered to the top right corner and white paint dots were added. A small black die cut and dotted arrow was also added to point to one of three rub-ons. A sketchy border was doodled with black Big brush pen before the black mat was added to the background.
Thanks so much for joining Alice and me today. We love that you did that. To see other inspiration projects from Team A of the EDT, pop over to Rick's Sparkle and Glitter blog. It's so fun to see how many hair colours Alice has...LOL. We can't wait to see what you do with her!
Life is good; so is art.