Monday, May 30, 2016

Unsupervised ~ Inspired by a Sandra Caldwell Image

Hi everyone. While I love all of Sandra Caldwell's characters, the old lady is absolutely my favourite regardless of what she is doing. I adore her little face and the expressions she wears and her knobby little knees make me smile every time. She's feisty and funny...and reminds me a little of my mom. I created an art journal page using Old Lady Fairy "just 'cuz".

I coloured Old Lady Fairy with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. She was then matted with black cardstock and trimmed out again before foam tape was added to the back. Cotton Candy Stickles were applied to her wings because every fairy likes a little shine :)

The 6 x 8 mixed media paper background was spritzed with Hottie Patottie Hot Pink and French Violet Lilac Lindy's Starburst Sprays along with a little water. Tilting and tipping of the background gave me the drips and runs I like so much. Once dry, the background was stamped using a woven background stamp and Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Deep Purple Archival was applied to Joggles Nonsense Latin stamp and rolled onto the background in places. A strip of patterned paper (actually the top edge that you tear off...yes, I save everything!!) was adhered beneath Old Lady's feet to ground her. Yellow stars were punched and shaded on one side with Butterscotch Gelato. The opposite side was covered with yellow Stickles. A second set of stars were punched from black cardstock and adhered under the yellow stars to create a shadow and help them show against the background.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, and the words were cut apart. They were then matted with black cardstock and popped up on foam tape. Once the words were placed, the stars could be scattered around them.Five black half circles were punched and adhered along the left side and the opposite corners. White Signo pen was used to add the faux stitching and black pen was used to faux stitch the edges. Black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the background before a black mat was added to frame the piece.

Thanks for joining Old Lady Fairy and me today. We hope she gave you a smile. To see more of the Old Lady's antics as well as Sandra's other fabulous images (love her style!!), visit her Etsy shop, Babycakesdnd. Be prepared to smile, chuckle, and laugh out loud when you do.

Life is good; so is art.

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