Tuesday, February 19, 2019

If Only...inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! It's been a little while since I played in my 6x6 inch watercolour journal and I knew just the page I wanted to create. Agnes Rose, a Vera Lane Studio digital image, was going to be the star of this page because she looks like she would be fabulous at dealing out sarcasm. She is a snarky senior after all.

I coloured Agnes Rose with Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils, adding black Pitt pen to create the pattern in her coat and to re-draw the lines that the coloured pencil dulled. White Posca Pen highlights were also added in a few places...love the bright white! Ahe was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and trimmed out a second time leaving a narrow black border.

The background began by spraying Lindy's French Lilac Violet Starburst Spray onto a small gel plate and then applying the plate to the page. I like the "smushed" look this gives the ink (less individual ink dots) plus it allows white space to be left if the entire plate is not covered. Lindy's Witch's Potion Purple Starburst spray (a contrasting purple) was spritzed onto the craft sheet and splattered onto the background with a fan brush to get the speckled look.

Once that was dry, Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide was applied with a sponge through an AALL & Create Stencil (#6) to add pattern and texture. A number stamp from 49 & Market Memories of Summer set was applied in three places using Vermillion Archival Ink. Ranger Texture Paste was scraped through TCW Mini Chicken Wire Reversed stencil. Violet Inktense pencil spread with a water brush was used to shade inside the tops of some of those shapes to help them stand out more.

To give Agnes Rose a place to stand, washi tape was adhered to white cardstock and cut into a fishtail flag. It was bordered along the bottom edge with a torn piece of black cardstock. Three small enamel dots were used to embellish the straight end of the washi. Black pen was used to outline the washi. The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, cut into individual words, and matted with black. Another piece of the same washi tape was used to back the word "sarcasm" so that it was emphasized. A photo corner was added to the left top of the page to bring a little black up there. To finish the page, a black border was doodled around the page and it was edged with black big brush pen to frame it.

Thanks for joining Agnes Rose and me today. We appreciate that :)

Life is good; so is art.

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