Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The East Wind new release ~ Iguana

Hi everyone. I had an opportunity to play with Unky's new image from The East Wind which is being released today. It's called Iguana and is so cool! New releases happen every Tuesday and Friday in The East Wind shop.

I coloured the image with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils adding a little Glossy Accents to the iguana's eye and this beauty's watch face. The image was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and was then matted with black cardstock and popped up on foam tape to create dimension and shadows.

The background began with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper to which I added London Blue, Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions paint. Once dry, stencilling was added with white gesso through TCW's Honeycomb stencil and with Jet Black Archival ink sponged through Sheena Douglass' Distress grid stencil. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil. White gesso rings were made using a small Mini Mister lid.

The sentiment  which I love was computer generated and printed onto white cardstock. It was then trimmed out and matted with black cardstock. Thin strips of the same black were adhered in three groups on the left side of the background. Black flat pearls were added to the strips. Drywall mesh was added to black cardstock and a heart shape was die cut. A bright "iguana green" button was threaded with white floss and adhered over the heart. Black Big Brush  pen was used to edge the background before it was matted with black cardstock.

Thanks so much for visiting today. If you want to see other creations with this fabulous new image, please visit The East Wind Facebook group where others on our DT will be posting their makes throughout the day. We would love to see what you do with her!

Life is good; so is art.