Friday, July 10, 2015

Feather Stacking

 You keep hearing me talk about stacking tangles.
Right now I am working on feather stacks.
You see, each of those little v-shaped sections
is a separate stack.
Let me walk you through how I made this.
I love me some bright, beautiful, vibrant color!
To get this color effect I wanted, I used some Brushos Crystal Colours.
Brushos are powders that activate and swirl and mix when hit with water.
I began by using a mop brush and just slopping water all over the top 
of my 140 lb. mixed media paper.
Then I used three shades of Brushos crystals and just 
tapped the color into the water.
After the color spread and mixed, I realized it still needed a bit more green, 
so I added more of the pigment where I thought it would work best. 
If you are interested in reading more about Brushos,
I did an in-depth product review here
Once my paper was completely dry,
I lay in a faint outline of a feather and filled in the vein.
I haven't done a successful feather before,
so I thought the pencil line might help me with parameters.
I began by dividing some sections and etching in  feathered lines for segments.
Then I tangled the areas. 
I wasn't really happy with the way my feather looked at this point.
So I added some frills. 
A little fescu, some more whispy lines,
and that white gel pen for some popping highlights.

I think I like this feather stacking.
Definitely going to give it another try.
Hahaha! Why don't you join me?









The Creator's Leaf

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! I'm lovin the bright colors too! Great feather work!!
    Lauri

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  2. Terrific tutorial on both the colour & the tangling - like your demonstration of what you weren't happy with & how you solved it.
    Paula (PEP)

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