Does anyone else create that way? Sometimes, I will just randomly pull out some papers, solids and patterns, then add some ribbon and other embellishments and try to make something out of it. I always pull out more than I would use on one card, but I have found some different combinations doing that. It seems to work the best for me when I am working with an image that has already been colored and the things I pull out will incorporate the colors or theme of my image. I love to color and seem to always have a stack of colored images ready to go! Thanks for visiting!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
White on Black Rooster
This was one of the images that I had colored in the coloring pencil class that I took with Karen Lockhart a couple of months ago. The image is a Lockhart stamp and was stamped onto black card stock using white ink. Then we were to go over the stamped lines using different strokes to create shadows, lines of varying thicknesses and color in parts of the rooster using a white Prismacolor pencil. This was really hard for me! I think it took me longer to do this rooster with one color than it do to do just about anything else we did that day. It was a great exercise though and it did teach me different strokes to make when using pencils to create different effects. I like the way it looks but I couldn't decided what to do with it until tonight. I was playing around with some different papers and patterns and when I pulled out this gray striped paper from DCWV, it started coming together. I decided it did need a little bit of color and I thought the red would be a good choice. After I found the gingham ribbon, I knew red would be the way to go.