Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Be the Man Your...

Dyan Reaveley just posted a video on Ranger's YouTube and I just love her Patch Work technique, so, I had a go at it...

I made many ink pens using her's and Tim's Inks, then doodled as she suggested and just started coloring all in. It was fun.

I did not have a "man" stencil, so I chose a silhouette from the internet, printed it onto a transparency, then carefully cut it out.  Love the English Gentleman!!!

Brayer Technique using Distress Inks

I have always wanted to try the brayer method of rolling ink onto a page. I tore paper for the mountain shape, and circle cut for the moon.  I started with braying the lighest ink first using all Distress inks:

Squeezed Lemonade, followed by Mustard seed around the Moon.
The mountains were colored using Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord
On the  forward mountains, I used Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire
For the evening sky, I used Stormy Sky and Black Soot
I finished with tree stencil, and stamps for rest of trees and birds using Staz On Black Ink, and Platinum Sticklers for the stars