Hi everyone, today I would like to show you my inspiration for the HobbyVision (a Dutch craft store) Autumn Challenge week 4 for which the theme is “use an autumnial quote on your project”.
I started my project by printing this digital image by Aurora Wings called “Harvest Elf” onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Next I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers. I find the skin and hair parts the most difficult so I usually start with those. I wanted to use a combination of autumn yellows, oranges and reds in combination with purple.
For the skin I used FS7 and TN1.
For the hair I used a combination of the BO range, with a DR7 marker as my darkest tone and GY3 as my lightest tone.
For the purples I used HB1, HB3, LV3 and PL5.
For the yellows I used LY1, GY3 and GY5.
For the oranges I used BO1, BO4 and GY5.
For the reds I used PP3, CR9 and DR7.
Around the image I used the HB1 marker.
You can find all of the markers used on today’s project HERE!
When the colouring is done I add in some highlights using a white gel pen and I die cut around the image using a stitched rectangle nesting die.
This image will go into one of my art journals: I created two panels each 14,5 x 20,5 cm in size, using Crafter’s Companion Watercolour Card. On these panels I will work and than adhere them into my art journal later on.
I pencil in my quote, first using a graphite pencil and than going over the lines using a black Spectrum Noir ArtLiner pen.
I also applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over a TCW stencil (TCW912s) using a palette knife and set this aside to dry. The two panels are adhered on the back using low tack tape, after applying the modeling paste, let it dry like the roof of a house, with an angle in the middle, than when applying colour later on the colour will run from one panel to the other creating an harmonieus project, but for now the modeling paste won’t adhere the two panels together.
After the modeling paste has dried I’m ready to apply colour: for this I spray the area that I’m working a little with water and than add som Spectrum Noir Sparkle Ink in “Amethyst” using a brush. This stuff is very potent, so be careful and don’t add too much in one go. If you notice that you applied too much dab of immediately using a paper kitchen towel. Dry the area with you heat tool. Work in all the area’s you want to apply colour to in this same way.
Next I created splatters, after covering up the text, using Spectrum Noir Metallic Ink in “Gold Plate” in combination with a brush. I also applied some light coloured cool purple ink around both panels (removing the low tack tape first) using a foam applicator tool.
Time to put my project together: I die cut a slightly larger rectanlge mat using terra cotta card stock and adhered both the coloured image and this panel together using liquid glue. Now I can adhere these combined panels onto my background using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And to finish my project I now only have to adhere both panels into my art journal using gel medium and a brush (wash the brush afterwards).
That is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!