Good morning! Are you going to have much time to play in your studio this weekend? I'm under the weather with a cold and was in bed all day yesterday, but today I feel well enough to blog and work on some cards. I'll probably just colour images--something that I love to do in front of the TV.
This is my first attempt with combining prismacolour pencil crayons, odorless mineral spirits, and H2O's. The H2O watercolour paint adds a nice shimmer.
I read that by combining colours that are opposite on the colour wheel, your piece will pop. As an example, look at the red shirt. Opposite on the colour wheel is green, so I added spots of green in the red shirt. There are areas left white, and uncoloured, to add dimension--or highlight. Notice how colour surrounds the image. I chose yellow because it was a colour that wasn't used a lot in the main image. Surrounding your image with a bit of colour grounds your piece, which means your piece does not look like it is floating. My background is painting, and I find it very useful in creating my cards. The part I find most difficult about these coloured images, is creating the actual card. Let's see what I can colour for you this weekend.
Stamp: Penny Black, Old Olive, unknown dp, cricut cut tree (Christmas), prismacolour pencil crayons, odorless mineral spirits, Twinkling H2O's.