Friday, May 26, 2017

1590 Petal Top ~ A Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone. It's New Release Friday at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop and Facebook group. Each week she introduces us to the newbies in the shop and gives the DT a chance to play with them. Then she always throws in a few surprises so that we will be surprised, too. This week, my art journal page is featuring the new image called 1590 Petal Top. I adore her soulful eyes, sweet outfit, and her flower on top :)

I coloured Petal Top with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. I've been playing more with the eyes lately trying to create different effects with my coloured pencils. PT was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black card stock, Once she was trimmed out again, this time leaving a narrow black border, she was popped up on foam squares to add dimension and create natural shadow.

The background began as a gelli print using Lt Blue Permanent, Cerulean Blue Hue, and Brilliant Yellow Green Liquitex Paints and Joggles Ancient Ruins Stencil and Teardrops in the Round Foam Stamp. White paint was also used on the gel paint with Carabelle Studio Des Carres Avec Des Rondes art template. Carabelle Studio Star Textures Art Stamp and a TH dotty stamp were applied using Cobalt Archival Ink. Washi tape, which had been applied to white card stock to remove the translucency, was also adhered below the image to ground her and also on the right side of the background.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and cut into individual words. They were then matted with black and popped up on foam tape. A resin flower and hand cut leaves were added to the top left corner and a black punched photo corner was added to the lower right corner for balance. The background edges were inked with Black Big Brush Pen before the piece was matted with black card stock to frame it. A small amount of outlining of the washi and the flower was done to help them stand out.

Thanks for joining Petal Top 1590 and me today. To see more of Sandra's new releases, be sure and pop by her Etsy shop, babycakesdnd. Stop off at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group to see the awesome projects featuring these new releases created by the DT members.

Life is good; so is art.

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