Tuesday, November 05, 2019

99% angel - inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! There is a new challenge for November on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group and I am hosting. The theme for the Challenge is Stripes so you must use a Vera Lane Studio image and you must include stripes either on the background or the image. Then all you have to do is pop it in the photo album by November 30. For my sample project, I created an art journal page using one of the sweet Haircut images released last week by Vera Lane Studio. I had a hard time deciding between the short hair and the long braids but in the end, decided that I really wanted to colour those braids since it looked like fun.

I coloured Braids with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils using Pitt pen to retrace the lines that got muddied by the pencils. As usual, she was fussy cut leaving a white border, matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a black border to help her contrast with the background. A halo was copied from an Internet image, outlined with black, and coloured with pencils.

I wanted stripes on the 6x6 watercolour paper background so I used different widths of washi tape to mask them off horizontally. Choosing colours from the image, Distress Oxides in the colours Scattered Straw, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio were applied to the various openings between the tapes. When the tapes were removed, the white from the page remained between the coloured areas. Jet Black Archival Ink was used to apply AALL & Create Hearts & Lines stamp as well as a Bokeh stamp from Ellen Hutson. Tiny Xs were added with black Pitt pen using an Alexander Renke stencil as a guide.

A simple, rather scribbly border was doodled with black pen and 4 photo corners were added to the page. A length of washi tape was adhered to white cardstock, fussy cut, and given fishtail ends. This was placed under Braid's feet to ground her. The wording was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black. To finish the page, Black Big Brush Pen was used to darken the edges.

Thanks for joining Braids and me today. You have made us very happy by doing so. Be sure to check her out, along with her cute sister, in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop when you get a minute. You can also see more projects featuring the pair by visiting the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. We would love to see what VLS creations you are making, too!

Life is good; so is art.

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