Saturday, 20 April 2019

A Fairy Blessing

I will show how I did the following picture with a series of photo stills and a brief explanation for each stage.
Using Distress Inks Weathered Wood and Black Soot and Distress Oxide Old Paper I dabbed and blended and dry stroked the ink in an upward motion to give direction to background trees.
I continued with the centre ground using Distress Oxides Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose and Wilted Violet. Plus Antique Linen for the centre. Then in the foreground in crushed olive, black soot and a little tea dye.

Using watered down Distress Oxides and Distress Inks (I don't see a problem in this case using both types) I splattered with a fan brush and clear water too dabbing as I went along. Using the tip of the brush to create a pathway.
Using the creeping vine stamp (I think) I stamped randomly the foreground with Distress Ink Forest Moss and Distress Oxide Crushed Olive.
I used a large background stamp of trees and branches by sponging the stamp with watered-down bleach and pressed the stamp on to the paper. I also created a foreground tree on the left by using a brush and the bleached water. Then also used the mini vine stamp for the odd random imprint again using the bleached water for the foreground

Finally I stamped firstly Jaylah in Versafine Claire Shady Lane and darkened it a bit with Versafine Claire Nocturne. Then the Oracle in the same green and added black by brush. The hare on the left was done in green and overpainted in black and Dorey in black. Using a brush I applied streaks of watered down bleach from the top left down to and across the central image to create the illusion of light shining down.

Please note that the particularly light splodges on two of the photos were a reflection of the crystal I have hanging in the window.