Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Mother Nature's Box of Crayons ~ Inspired by a new release from The East Wind
Hi everyone! I am such a huge fan of fall/autumn. I think I love everything about it including the amazing fall colours. Where we live, there are a lot of maple trees so we get the spectacular reds and oranges which make my heart happy. As soon as I saw Unky's new release from The East Wind shop, I pictured her in fall colours. She is called Aurora "Magic Flute" and she seems like some kind of fairy sent by Mother Nature to remind us to enjoy every moment and all of the simple beauties in our days.
I coloured Aurora with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and I took a little artistic license with her, I think. I believe the back piece on her head is probably hair but I wanted her to have a head dress in intense fall colours. It suited my vision of an Autumn Fairy :) To give her a place to sit and play her magic flute, a branch was die cut from brown paper, then inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink, and lined with black pen,
The background, a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper, was spritzed with Yellow Rose of Texas, Marigold Yellow- Orange, Hag's Wart Orange, and Rudolph's Nose Red Lindy's Starburst Sprays. Once dry, one of the TH Falling Leaves stamps was applied to the background in several places with Vermillion and Tiger Lily Archival Ink. Text was added using Red Geranium Archival Ink and a Wendy Vecchi stamp. Once the tree was adhered to the background, black splatter dots were added with a TH stamp and Jet Black Archival. Aurora was popped up on foam tape and adhered so she is sitting on the tree branch. Leaves were punched from various red, green, yellow, and orange mop up papers. Coffee, Red Geranium, Vermillion, Tiger Lily, and Fern Green Archival inks were sponged onto the points of the leaves to make them multi-coloured. They were adhered to the branch and then outlined with black pen to help them show up against the similarly coloured background. The tree branch was also outlined.
The sentiment was printed onto white card stock, the words cut apart, and then matted with black. Foam tape was used to pop them up and adhere them. A black pen was used to doodle the simple border and black Big Brush Pen was used to outline the edges. Black card stock was used to mat the journal page and provide a frame to pull the page together.
Thanks for joining Aurora and me today. To see what others from TEW DT have done with this gorgeous image, be sure to pop by The East Wind Facebook group today. It's very cool to see where others take her in their art.
Life is good; so is art.