[Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas challenge]
I’d created some good gel-print negatives and ghost prints in a gel-printing session recently, but I just couldn’t figure out how to work further with the prints. Finally, I just decided to create without worrying how. The result – this spread:
I pulled this gel-print from the negative of my stencil. I used watercolors on the flowers and the rest of the background. My watercoloring is not even at level ‘amateur’, and I’m still getting used to controlling the water pressure in my water brush pen, so the results are not that great. But as far as I’m concerned, this session gets a passing grade since it helped me relax. 🙂
I added some torn washi tape to the spread, and used watercolor pencils on them, mainly at their edges, to soften their vibrant colors. I also softened the rest of the edges and corners by adding a light vignette effect using watercolor pencils.
I stamped my focal image on a different paper, and used alcohol markers to scribble some colors in. I adhered the focal image to the page, and reinforced the lines of the figure (and added some extra lines) using a fineliner and a glitter gel pen. Oh how I love the glamour from the glitter! ❤ I also added some multiliner pen strokes to form a shadow (kinda) for the figure.
For the quote, I used a stamp for the first letters in each line, and handwrote the rest. I fussy cut rectangles containing parts of the quote, added some color to them using watercolor pencils, and pasted them onto the spread. I traced the quote with the same glitter gel pen. Some splatters in white and red acrylics, and the spread was done. Ta da!
With this spread, I’m joining these challenges –