Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Do What You Love to Do ~ Inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone. I have had this lovely little artist sitting on my desk for weeks just waiting to be finished She is called le Petite Artiste and she comes from Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop along with three other parts to the set. I love Janet's wonderful images and thoroughly enjoy the many stories they have to tell.

I coloured this sweet artist with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. The paint blobs on her palette were created with Scribbles dimensional paint. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and trimmed out again. She was then popped up on foam tape to create dimension and natural shadow.

The 6 x 8 inch mixed media paper was spritzed with Delphinium Turquoise and French Lilac Violet Lindy's Starburst Sprays. Once dry, Darkroom Door Polka Dots Rubber stamp was added to the background with Garden Patina Archival Ink. Book text was adhered with matte medium and white gesso was scuffed over the top of the text using a finger. One of the Darkroom Door Paint Splats stamps was added with Jet Black Archival Ink. Black Marble and White Linen Dylusions paints were used to apply painty rings using bottle lids. Washi tape added to strips of white cardstock were adhered under the little artist so she wouldn't float and again at the side to create repetition.

The sentiment, which is another digital image from the Vera Lane set, was printed on white cardstock, cut apart, and matted with black. Foam tape was used to adhered the words to the background. A simple border was doodled around the page and Black Big Brush Pen was used to colour the edges. A black mat was adhered to the back to frame the page and pull everything together. A black punched photo corner was added to the top left corner and two pink metal paperclips to the top right to finish off the page.

Thanks for joining Le Petite Artiste and me today. You know we love when you do that! To see more of Janet's fabulous and inspiring images, be sure to visit her Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop and stop by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group where you will see lots of her stamps "in action".

Life is good; so is art.

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