I really enjoy creating scenes!
Starting with the background, I used Copic markers to color the sky. I used one color on the sky and colored in big circles to give the sky a rolling look. I let it dry and used the same color over it again. When you let Copic markers dry, you can come back later with the same color and it will look a shade darker. I then used the Copic Colorless (0) marker to take away some of the blue for clouds.
- For the sand, I used more Copic markers and dotted some texture with the Colorless marker. The brush tip is really durable, so you can pounce it over and over to make give texture - you will not hurt it. After several months of pouncing you may find you need a new tip and can easily replace it!
- Next, the ocean! I used direct to paper technique with chalk inks, using two colors to give it some depth. I then stamped the images. I wanted my trees to really stand out, so I stamped in VersaMark, then black. Sprinkled embossing powder and used my heat tool.
- I colored the trees with Copic markers, and used a black artist pen to color the nuts in the tress - I wanted them to be really dark.
- Next, I “tried” to give the trees a shadow in the sand, but it wasn’t working. Then I “tried” to cover it up, and that didn’t work! It just hurts me to work on a project, get to the end and make a big le boo boo (that’s French for mistake – I had a whole year of French in High School, and still use it every now and then). To address that situation – which happens often, I send those cards/projects to my relatives who cannot see very well. :o)
- I then added some waves and a fish, using an artist pen to add some extra bubbles. I like a lot of bubbles.
STAMPS: Studio G Clear
INKS: VersaMark, Memento, ColorBox chalk inks
ACCESSORIES: Copic Markers, white gel pen, Prismacolor black artist pen, Joann's Embossing Powder
In future posts, I'll include the colors I use. Lesson Learned: write down (or take a picture of) all your supplies BEFORE you clean up! :o) Sometimes I start cleaning up before I finish my project - because I cannot find my project in the mess.
Again starting with the background, I used a dampened sponge to quickly fill in the sky, sand, and ocean. For each of the areas, I used two shades in each color family to give variation – rinsing my sponge in between areas.
- Next, the palm trees - one of my favorite things to paint! To start I dipped my brush into water and laid it on a paper towel to get rid of the extra water. The brush should be damp, not wet. I use the double load technique*, Starting at the base of each tree, I built it up - making the bottom the widest part of the tree, and each tier slightly thinner.
- I then added the palm leaves, covering up any and all mistakes by outlining them with Dimensional Paint. FolkArt brand of paint offers a bottle with a tip that’s perfect for outlining or painting thin lines.
- I used that same tip to draw/paint the fish and added lots of bubbles.
- Finished with a white gel pen to add highlights.
PAINTS: FolkArt Acrylic > French Blue, Metallic Pearl White, Dioxinide Purple, Butter Pecan, India Gold, Burnt Umber, Maple Syrup, Fresh Foliage, Green Forest, Dimensional Licorice (outdoor)
BRUSHES: #8 flat
PAPERS: PaperTrey Ink ACCESSORIES: white gel pen
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!!