Friday, July 14, 2017

1626 Curly Top Old Man ~ A Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone. It's New Release Friday at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop and Facebook group. Each week she introduces us to the new images in the shop and gives the DT a chance to play with them. It's always a treat to see what everyone has created from these newbies. This week, I decided to create an art journal page with the fabulous 1626 Curly Top Old Man and his amazing bowtie.

I coloured Old Man with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. His glasses were outlined with gold gel pen. He was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border. Foam Tape was added to the back to pop him up  and create natural shadow around him.

The background began with a 6 x 8 inch piece of mixed media paper which had been spritzed with Fuzzy Navel Peach, Canna Lily Burnt Orange, and Cajun Carnelian Red Lindy's Starburst Sprays. Once that was dry, stamping was done with ColorBox Chianti Ink and a ruler stamp plus Carabelle Studio Quadrillage Art Stamp. To add a little punch, a VLV star border stamp was also added with Jet Black Archival Ink. Polka dot washi tape in colours similar to his shirt and tie was applied to white cardstock to eliminate the translucency, and then cut into fishtail flag strips. It was adhered under Old Man in order to ground him and also on the opposite side to create flow.

The sentiment was printed on white cardstock and cut into individual words which were matted with black. Foam tape was used to pop up each word. A small white tag was inked with Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and rub-ons plus faux stitching dressed it up. Black pen was used to create a simple border around the outside edges, as well as outlining the washi tape flags. Black Soot Distress Inks was applied around the edges before a black mat was added to the back to pull the page together.

Thanks for joining Curly Top Old Man and me today. We are happy you did and hope that you'll take a minute to stop by Sandra's Facebook group where the team will display their awesome projects featuring other new releases. Pop by Sandra's Etsy shop, too, when you get a chance. You are sure to see many images that inspire you to create!

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

This is so adorable. Thank you for your explanation of each technique, it gives me great ideas on how to create flow and natural shadows! Very new beginner here :)