Sunday, October 22, 2006

WetCanvas WDE - 15

The images at the WetCanvas WDE this week were almost irresistible. I have been wanting to do a portrait with my prismacolors on black paper for so long and this image was perfect. It is A4 (21x29cm) size and took about 3.5 hours to complete. I didn't capture the likeness very well but for a first portrait on black I am pleased with the result.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

WetCanvas WDE.

For this weeks WDE, I decided I would do some quick pen sketches and colour them with watercolours. This is what I came up with!

Altered books.

I have been spending alot of time these last few weeks doing Altered book work. Trying new techniques and ideas and having alot of fun.
Here are a few of my recent pages.

Flying Frogs.
This one is for a Round Robin I am in, the theme is "Strange things with wings". I used crackle medium in the background but I think I didn't wait long enough for it to dry. Luckily because I love the effect I got with it! Looks like a waterfall.

F=Future. This one is in a mini Altered book. It is only the size of an ATC and it is very cute! I used Gel medium transfers and rubber stamping on this one.

Alter A Book. This page is in a book I have at home I am doing for my self. It is a great place to try different ideas and techniques before I use them in other books. This is the title page and I have used more Gel medium transfers and some Gesso layed on thick to add dimention then rubbed gold over it.

Think Pink. This page is also done in my own book. I used this page as a test for gel medium transfers. Although the transfers didn't come out fantastically. They are very effective on this page I think. They are the title, the butterflies and the script writing.