Hello my friends!
I thought you might like to see what I did with my whimsical girl. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I thought I might cut her out and use her on a mixed-media piece.
I started off with some Canson watercolour paper.
I started off with some pink craft paint that I applied with a baby wipe. To be honest, this was originally starting out as something else that ended up being the background for my whimsical girl. That's why I was using craft paint.
Then I collaged on a few pieces of a pretty napkin. Then I used a light coat of gesso to push it back a bit
Next I added some gold embossing paste through a couple of stencils. That Tim Holtz stencil is my absolute favourite!
Then I added some sprays.
I cut out my girl, edged her with gold ink and adhered her to my page. I added some more embossing paste on top of her to tie everything together. I also added some more spray. Suddenly she had little purple freckles! I thought I had covered her, but I didn't want to end up with a harsh line, and it turns out I didn't protect her well enough. Now, I have a confession too make. Because I wasn't initially sure what I was going to do, I made a copy of her. So the truth is, the copy ended up with the freckles. Which, having freckles myself (although not purple), I don't mind. Then I printed out my words, edged them with gold ink, then black archival ink, and added them to my page.
Then I got out one of my PITT pens and some stamps and ink for some finishing touches.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit! Have an artful day and