Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Subtle?? ~ A Rick St. Dennis inspired creation

Hi everyone. As soon as I saw this fabulous image in Rick St Dennis' Zibbet shop, I knew just how I wanted to colour her, especially her big hair. She is over-the-top in-your-face and exudes such confidence. Love her! Her name is Moonbeam and that helped me decide how to do the background. I wanted a retro 70s feel to it.

I coloured Moonbeam with my usual mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. She was then fussy cut with a narrow white border, matted in black cardstock, and trimmed out again. She was then popped up on foam tape and asked to amuse herself while waiting for the background.

The 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper was spritzed with Drop Dead Gorgeous Green and Freaky Frankenlime Lindy's Starburst sprays through Joggles Cyclone stencil. Once dry, more spirals were stamped with Viridian Archival ink. Scraps of tissue wrap printed with text were torn and adhered with gel medium. Two different washi tapes were adhered to white cardstock, trimmed and added to three spots. Black Dylusions paint was pounced through TCW's Mini Texturized stencil to add pops of contrast and more pattern/texture.

The computer generated sentiment was printed on white cardstock, trimmed out, and matted with black. Foam tape added dimension. Three green flower brads were added to the page: two through the yellow washi tape and one through a stitched felt flower button. Black pearls were adhered to the centers to draw attention to them and emphasize the visual triangle. The page was edged with Black Big Brush pen and matted with black cardstock to frame it.

Thanks for popping by today. Moonbeam and I hope you enjoyed your trip back to the seventies...LOL. Such a fun image!

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

~ginny said...

LOL! I love your treatment of 'Moonbeam' - really like the font you used too! You do red hair to perfection girlfriend... and OMG that big yellow flower on her left boob - so funny!