Monday, 11 November 2013

Stampotique Week 2 Designer Challenge Using Only One Layer

Had to put my thinking cap on for this one....yes it

Stamp image on hot press watercolor paper and heat set. When cool take a small detail brush and load with dish soap. Work the soap into the brush; take a piece of paper towel and remove the excess soap. No... I have not lost my mind...this is a old watercolor trick to save you from ruining your brush. Dip your brush into art masking fluid and apply to the stamp image; work quickly and don't over apply. Make sure all the image is masked off: let the masking fluid dry.

I wet the watercolor paper with water; sprayed dylusions colors (purple, blue, pink and red) When dry using stencils spray your colors; I used red, orange and black. Take black acrylic paint and a tracing wheel run the wheel through the paint then on to your paper to create stitching lines. I flicked watered down red paint, I then used different sized topped and dipped in white and blue to make the different sized circles.

When dry I doodled the hill for her to stand on as well as the circles. When everything is dry remove the masking fluid with a eraser. I left the image uncolored..I like the contrast of the white paper. Hope you try the masking opens all sorts of possibilities.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Stampotique Design Challenge using Gesso

Here is my girl....just sitting and relaxing.

Using 90 lb watercolour paper apply a thin layer of gesso using a credit card. Dry, spray paper with water and apply spray colors of your choice I used Dylusions. Tip paper to get the colors to run and then blot and dry. Stamp your image on your surface and on a piece of white card stock. Stamp your rain with black ink as well stamp with very little ink to create the ghost images. Color your girl.....I used Copic for the skin and pencil crayons for the cloths. Cut out the face, body and the umbrella and glue on to the stamped image on your card. Shade the bottom of the boots and add shade under the chair feet. Cut and add your sentiment.

Stamps used:
Rain Text 12022
Abstract Foliage 3031
Relaxin 6050

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Doodle Face

I taught a class on doodling a face and hair; this is what these amazing girls came up with. We started with a basic structure (face profile, eyes, lips and nose placement) once this was done they could design their hair with stamps and or doodles. It is a great way to start when you are looking at a blank face. You can create the entire hair using stamps and fill in with doodling. Or choose a stamp as a jumping off point (for the either way once you have done one
the rest become easier....Hugs Debi

November Guest Designer for Stampotique

I was very excited when Kim Howard asked if I would like to be a guest designer for 2013; after thinking for about 3 seconds I told them I would be thrilled. The hardest thing was getting my picture taken for the blog. I don't like having my photo I really look like that?
So check out the site on the 6th and see what I have been doing.......Hugs Debi

Monday, 16 July 2012

Cute Meets Gothic

 My apologies for taking so long, it is faster to make the art then post the art. The iPad has issues with posting to blogger, so I had to work around it (BIG bottle of wine) These photo's are from the very talented Cute meets Gothic girls. It was a full day spraying, inking and cutting out these adorable works of art. A very big thank you to Carol at Stampotique for having the stamps there in time for us to play; you are amazing.

Sandra having a play day

Stop And Smell The Roses

One of my favorite things to say to any one who is upset or worried about something; is stop and smell the roses. Just stopping to take in the aroma can make every thing look brighter. I even planted a climbing one at my front door, it is absolutely beautiful and the fragrance; well you get the idea.  No one ever listens to my until now, my nutbar Chihuahua (Twizzler or Twiz for short) his name should give you some insight to his nature.

Debi McManus-Plett (Altered just a little)