This is my second card as Dt for Country View Crafts and the current Challenge:
On this occasion I used texture paste.
Applied the paste.
The paste was tinted for the dots, but I did not keep this colour in the finish.
I sometimes wonder if I really know what I am doing!
Next is the butterfly, as you can see the paste has bled under the stencil, no worries as this can be easily sorted.
Now this is where I refrain from taking pictures as it becomes too complicated to stop and start, once I begin the painting process I am like a child in the toy shop and I am all over the place; trying out every single product that resembles a solid colouring matter that I possess.
I just keep on adding and wiping until I like what I see.
White pen and paint created the highlights on the Bloom.
Black micro pitt pen for the doodling and outlining, charcoal pencil for the shading.
There is no formula when I create, I do not follow any rules other than the rule of thirds.
If it does not work I wipe it off, if I cannot wipe it off I paint over it in another colour, and that is how many of my mixed media pieces develop. I have found if I try to control the palette it does not work and looks too static, I do try to create movement as I think this is important in any design.
Darkening the edges with walnut stain distress ink, and finished off with a word.
Participating in the Simon Says Monday Challenge: mid-summer.
It has turned out quite an Arty card, which I am rather partial to.
If you have not already joined in the Challenge at Country View Crafts, you still have some time before the end of this month. Click here.
Have a great weekend,