I'm back in town and totally jet lagged! Can't wait to share some photos -- but I've got hundreds of e-mails! Eeeek! Please be patient if you've written recently! In the meantime, here's a post I hope you'll enjoy....
Sometimes I'm in the zone and I can get the image in my head to translate to the paint and paper in front of me. Sometimes not.
Today is a not.
The Prima design team gals were challenged to scrap a photo of another girl on the team (randomly assigned). I drew the lovely and talented Stacy Cohen.
Here is as far as my first attempt got me:
...but then there wasn't anywhere to go from there. I couldn't figure out how to get flowers and crystals and all that good stuff onto the page. So I decided to move on. I printed a smaller version of the photo and ended up with this:
What is it? Something about her black hair is so intense....
Hmmm, let's try changing the border color and adding a few watercolor droplets.
It's still not quite what I wanted it to be, but much, much better.
Well, journaling is missing. But the assignment was no journaling. Hmmmm...aha! I need something on the right to balance the left.
Urgh! Now it's jut so busy and messy and...sigh. I mean, the page is full of fun techniques:
I painted a few of the felt pieces with gesso and then watercolor. You can see that the edge of the photo also got a colorful edge.
I took the single photo I had been given and cropped it interestingly to get the four photos you see on the page.
It took me a few tries. I had to just throw out my original ideas, but I'm glad to say that I finally got there. Sometimes it takes a few tries.
See the whole "scrap someone else" post from Prima here.
Thanks for stopping by!