Thursday, June 27, 2019

I'm so grumpy ~ Inspired by a Mo's Digital Pencil image

Hi everyone! I have had this image sitting on my desk partially coloured for wonder she looks so annoyed! Anyway, I decided that today was the day to finish her and give her an art journal page to express her feelings. She is called Just Sylvia and is found at Mo's Digital Pencil. Clearly she has had better days!

I coloured Sylvia with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and trimmed out leaving a narrow black border. This helps her stand out against any background no matter how carried away I get.

The 6x8 inch mixed media paper background was spritzed with Lindy's Dephinium Turquoise and Sweet Violet Purple Teal Starburst sprays. Once dry, white gesso was stencilled through Studio Light Mask L13 to break up the more heavily sprayed places. White Posca pen and Black Pitt pen were used to emphasize some of the circles. Cactus Flower Archival Ink was applied to a grid stamp from Studio Light Tropical Jungle set and Jet Black Archival was used on a Crafty Individuals script stamp.

To give Sylvia a place to sit, a torn scrap of pink gel printed paper was layered over a strip from the top of a watercolour page which was layered over the blank part of an old book page. Black pen was used to doodle around these layers as well as add a simple border to the page. Other pieces of the watercolour page topper were added to the mid left and upper right corner of the page to create a visual triangle as well as adding texture and brightness. A punched photo corner was added to the bottom left corner.

The sentiment (which I will continue to relate to until allergy season passes) was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black. Like Sylvia, the words were popped up with foam tape to create dimension and shadow. To add emphasis to the first part of the saying as well as repeating the black from the photo corner, a punched scalloped border was adhered just below it. Black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the page before it was matted with black cardstock to frame it.

Thanks for joining Sylvia and me today. We are delighted that you did even though we are too grumpy to show that :)  Be sure to pop by Mo's Digital Pencil to check out the other amazing images she has. There are so many stories they want to tell :)

Life is good; so is art.

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