Week 8 - Themes - Optional
I tried a new technique to me on these first two cards - printing with bubble wrap. Unfortunately the bubble wrap I had on hand at the time had bigger bubbles than I would have liked for the first time. That being said, I'm not disappointed with how they came out. I used stamp pads and when I try this again I will be using some Color Burst or Brushos. Stay tuned for a card in the future with a bubble wrap background.
Days 50 - 56 - Prompts - Optional
Day 50 - Sun or Moon - I chose Moon
I used the insides from security envelopes (HWNSNBP was going to toss out and I rescued, though I do have a pretty good stash of these somewhere I'm sure). I used some new metallic markers for the lettering highlighted with a Micron marker.
I hope you can see the faint face of the Man in the Moon done in colored pencil.
Day 51 - Swim
This is a watercolor which started off as a card I was cleaning my aquabrush on. The two shades of orange reminded me of fish as I was doing this so I just kept adding more and more strokes. Then I went back and added the water and eyes. (Someone said this would make a nice scarf - what do you think?)
Day 52 - Adjective - I chose VERDANT as I used all the shades of green KOI watercolors. The flowers are tissue paper and the butterfly is cut from another piece of index card.
Day 53 - Mirror
This was an experiment of sorts. The background is made with Prima watercolors. The line drawings were done in mirror fashion. After I taped down the corners lightly I held pens in both hands and had my non-dominant hand mirror what I was doing with my dominant hand. This can be done with two people, but I didn't even approach HWNSNBP with a request for help. It would have taken too long to explain, I just know! Oh, and I stuck with straight lines this time. If I try it again I may just be venturous enough to add some curves.
Day 54 - Greetings From.........
The Jersey Shore
I still had that fun map of Cape May around and on it were advertisements with graphics that I cut out. Also in my stash was a gift card holder from Christmas Tree Shoppes which provided the beach scene, big lighthouse and shell. I used all these elements to collage a postcard.
Day 55 - Sepia
Using a sepia toned Koi watercolor, I started painting these shapes, layering them back to appear as they were overlapping. Then I took a sepia Micron and added some linework to the swirls. Lastly, I used metallic Prima watercolor to fill in the blank spaces between the shapes. I wish you could see the little shimmer in it.
Day 56 - Ghost or Zombie
I was combining this card with the Scribble Picnic challenge of CURTAIN which I found out too late has been postponed until next week. This is watercolored. I used some brush pens and a gel pen for the title, a Micron for the author/illustrator info, and some pencil shadows for the curtains. Can you see the ghost? I think I might have to work on a story to actually go with this. There are a few ideas haunting me.
Five more days to go.