Friday, April 13, 2012

My Big Sis

Challenge 47 is a sketch challenge over at Punky Scraps. I know I love sketches. They are the perfect tool to use when your creativity just needs a push (and mine has pretty much needed a huge shove lately). This sketch is so perfectly simply and fun. I had my page created in record time and I love how it turned out.

My Big Sis:
My sister and I. :)

I used the Scraps of Darkness March Kit. When I saw this paper I just knew it was perfect for the sketch.

I've been using paints and mists a lot more lately and let me tell you its been a bit of therapy. I came home after a hard day at work and I started using all these mediums and the stress just started melting away. One new technique that I have never used before is spraying water on what I painted or misted and then taking a paper towel and wiping some of the color away. It allowed me to blend the colors without them being so opaque. I added some sparkle modge podge after the fact for an added embellishment. I also fell in love with my sponge brush all over. To dim the vibrancy of the whole page just a tad I painted a very fine layer of gesso over it. I like the effect.

Here are some closeups:

If you look closely beneath the paint you can see the other butterfly paper I used. In real life it looks really cool.

Hope you liked it!!

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