It's been a while since my last post. This is my entry to the Clarity challenge, it's all about the wee folk. I have set 2 which I bought recently and I think the little boy reading is one of my favourites. I began by stamping the little boy in black ink then cut a circle and masked him. Next I used a stencil by Sam Poole and coloured through with ink dusters and Juniper, Cloudy Blue and Peach Melba inks (the Cloudy Blue hasn't scanned as well as I would have liked) randomly. Keeping the stencil in place draw around the squares with a grey fine liner pen. Remove the stencil and doodle some lines and dots in some of the squares. Stamp the words book worm in the white spaces and the word imagine in the bottom right hand corner. Add shade under the boy with a soft pencil. Mat on to white card then grey card. I have some pieces of book pages lying around from a book I am altering so I glued these to a white base card. Paint with white gesso. It all looked a bit straight and neat so I rubbed with my finger around the edge, any parts that where not stuck down came off, much better. Blend some Juniper and Cloudy Blue over the gesso. Glue the topper in place. That's all for this one, hope you like it.
Thanks for looking