Hello art friends! No you did not miss my week 3, I decided to skip it and move on to week 4. Week 3 was a self portrait and it was going to be extremely difficult for me to do that one. Maybe some day.
Week 4 was a lot of fun. We used watercolor in an unconventional way and Shay showed us a really cool technique. I tried the technique, but I didn't do something right and I didn't get the same results Shay did. But my attempts resulted in a layout I kinda like. So not all was lost!
I can't want to share Shay's technique from her class, since it's a paid class. But I can tell you Shay challenged us to work with a dandelion as a focal point. And our theme was still Reflection with Shay's twist - Wishes.
I ended up going in a little bit of different direction as far as the artistic part of the layout though. For the base I started with blue watercolor paint over gesso. When Shay's technique didn't pan out for me I decided to try again, by adding some purple paint and I like how the background turned out .... Serendipity!
I started out adding the stems and centers with a brown acrylic paint pen, then used a white acrylic paint pen to start drawing lines out from the center. Then added little "v's" along those lines. I added some glitter glue along some of the lines. While that was drying I used a script stamp and Whisper White "craft" ink by Stampin' Up. Then I sprayed both pages with "Workable Fixitive". I wanted to set everything so I could add more layers if I wanted to without reactivating the water color background.
At this point the white acrylic paint of my dandelions was not showing up as well as I wanted. I added a little purple between the lines, another layer of white. After the paint dried, I added some darker lines with a charcoal pencil. This one is really hard to explain. Video would definitely make mores sense.
I hand wrote the title on tissue paper and used water to tear away around each word. That aloud me to move the words around and figure out the placement. I also stamped the little girl on tissue paper. I used matte medium to adhere them down.
Hope your inspired!
Watercolor paints, acrylic paint pens, glitter glue, charcoal pencil
Stamped image of little girl from my stash - really old and discontinued