I heard a song.... and a lyric stuck in my head, as it does. Kept going around and around in my brain, so I thought maybe it was trying to tell me something (or I'm bonkers, equally possible....)
I used the lyric as the theme for my project today...
The words dictated the colour scheme, but as a bonus it made me get out of my 'use every colour on the planet' phase I seem to be in! Lots of blue paint used for the background, along with plenty of white for blending and stencilling. I used my new favourite stamp set for the details...
This is the 'Coffee Stains' set from Prima , total bargain at £5.99 for the whole sheet! I added some black dots and white doodling to the stamped images for added interest.
My dancing lady was sketched out onto watercolour paper, then painted. I cut her out and glued her down, minus her hair!
You can see the outline of the cut out if you look closely! I knew I wanted a feather effect at the ends of her hair, and quite frankly couldn't be bothered with all that fussy cutting if I'd done it on the watercolour paper! I added most of the hair with a waterbrush ( I used black acrylic ink), then drew the end bits directly onto the background with a fineliner pen.
Of course, she had to have red shoes...
I used a black water soluble pencil for the outlining, and the ground she is standing on. I've decided I like the watercolour effect better than a smudged black effect!
I'm really hoping the next song to stick in my head has a good lyric to work with!
See you soon,