Trying something different this week. Haven't played with my watercolors in awhile, so I figured it was time to make a new project. And I'm listening to Mandisa sing while I type, so if I ramble off into random lyrics please forgive me :).
I began with a 5" x 7" piece of Strathmore Bristol (vellum surface) paper that I cut down from a larger size sheet. I'm just noticing that the cover of the pad this came in says "dry media" - oh, well. I used water and paint, sometimes a fair amount of water, and it worked great! I began by drawing out my bubbled letters, then drawing the box around that. I neglected to take a photo at that point. Sorry, I'm still learning :). Then I brushed around some beautiful green watercolor paint.
Not sure how well you will be able to see this, but I'm showing the photo anyway. I like to plop some drops of color down, let it sit a few seconds, then dab it with a paper towel and hit it with a heat gun. If you look at those darker spots towards the bottom right you can see some of the paper towel texture. I just like the way it looks, gives a little variation, and it looks like I did something awesome!
(Mandisa's singing Broken Hallelujah, which I love! Whistling and singing going on here!) I used a couple different shades of pink - splashing around, holding paper up and tilting - letting small amounts move on the paper. (Dance, Dance, Dance is playing now :D.) After each addition of color I let it sit a few seconds then dry it with a heat gun. It keeps my colors from running together too much - unless I want them to run, then I get the colors the way I want them to be before I dry it.
Once the background was the way I wanted it to be - I moved on to some Derwent Inktense Pencils (I just realized I've been spelling that wrong in some past posts - I need to go fix that.) I used two different shades of purple/mauve to color in some of the banner border and I used the watered down color on my water brush to fill in a shade around the banner box.
Next came coloring in the bubble letters and their aura. Again I used the pencils. I like using them in small, tighter areas over the watercolor paints. Probably doesn't make a real difference but it's more comfortable for me.
Down the right I stamped in some flowers from a Ditto cardmaking stamp and placed some words from an old Disney stamp I've had literally for 8-10 years.
Then I tangled in some little heart balloons and flower thing-a-ma-bobs, cause I don't know what their real name is :). An easy-peasy piece to make. I told Kali I was going to put it in my Etsy store (I have one item in there - hahaha!) and she asked how much I was going to sell it for. So, I'm guessing I'll be making another piece to actually put in the store. Just a guess.
And just so you won't be left guessing - Mandisa is now singing Voice of a Savior. What a victorious song! You and I are not that different. We've got a void and we're trying to fill it up, something that'll give just a little peace. All we want is a hand to reach to, open arms that say I love you! We'd give anything to hear, the voice of a savior! I pray you have an incredible day! And thank you so much for taking time to read my ramblings - you are greatly appreciated!
I would like to count this post towards The Artist's Play Room for this week. The challenge was to celebrate our favorite color - that would be "pink for certain!" said the lady with the pink hair. You can check out all the lovely colored artwork at Jenn's place - just click on the box below :).