Sunday, 23 February 2014

Darcy's new stamp


This is definitely my favorite stamp of Darcy's brand new designs at Paperarsty. I knew that for my first project I wanted to go bright which is something I struggle with normally, but the stamps are so inspiring it wasn't that hard in the end.

I started this project at the beginning of the week but only had time to finish it today. I used London Bus for the background and left a space of white to stamp the bird, later I used a fine brush to line the red right up to the outside of the stamp.

Then I used the other stamps to create the setting. I coloured with a mixture of Fresco paints and used my new Big Pitt Pens to add some definition to some areas. These pens are great because on top of the paints you can smudge them or leave a hard line and they dry quite fast.

Darcy suggested to mount him on to black, which I did and then added white pen the checker board. I loved this as it was but decided to carry and make it in to something bigger so I can frame it later.

Using my brand new leaf dies from Xcut I cut a selection in dark green and cream card. 

I added a wash of limelight across some of them and a script stamp of the rest of the cream ones. I then die cut circles in different coloured tissue paper and stamped over them so I could make some flowers, best remembering to stick all the layers together as I forgot lol!!!

I took a 8 x 8" piece of card stock and started to cover with the brayer in Limelight, Tango and Beach Hut, drying the layers in between

Using 3 different stencils I created the background and edged the card with little black dress. 

Then I stuck in all together and added a charm and a greeting. 

I am really pleased with how this turned out, I hope you like it and leave a nice comment.

Jules x 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Hip Girl

Hello Again

I wanted to have another go at the girl, so changed my face shape, hair style and colour.

This time instead of crayons I used frescoes and pro-markers, this was much better as I didn't get any smudges. 

I painted her top and used a stamp for the details.

The thing I love most about this technic is the eyes, as they are so easy to do and so effective.

I hope you like her and leave a nice comment.

Jules x

Feeling Blue


Firstly I would like to say I can not draw, it's something I would dearly like to be able to do and until I saw the post from Clare Lloyd it wasn't something I thought you could learn. I am thrilled to find out actually it is.

To see how you get started check out the tutorial from Clare over on the PA blog here!

I followed the basic guide for creating the face and features and then went crazy with my crayons, the problem with this is they smudge... alot, so I had to keep painting her face and its not a clean as I would have like. (must buy pencils).

She isn't the prettiest girl in the world , but I aim to improve!!

For the back ground , I used my reverse chicken wire stencil and grunge paste then I the brayer over the top, this works well to highlight the stencil. Some more stencils, stamps and a flower to finish.

Oh I and used my new Xcut alphabet die to add the word ART.

I hope you like her, I am entering into the challenge!

Jules x