Thursday, 16 January 2014

Creative Jumpstart 2014... Water Colour Pencils....

 
 
Just love working with water colour pencils... they can add dimension to projects, in both colour, definition and shadow work....

 
An essential part of colouring....there's nothing quite like a 'wash'!

 
Derwent is one of the sponsors for Creative Jumpstart 2014
 Derwent
 
 
First, a bit of the background...
Putting on a bit more gesso on the love heart for some definition of  the base colour...


 
There are two papers here, the bottom 12x12 background and the smaller 'postcard' top layer. Both have been folded along the lines and with a black water colour pencil drew on some colour and touched with water - to give it that aged look...

scribbling on some colour with red and crimson...
 

 More black to start  casting shadow work....

 
 
touching with water....


 
Next the mannequins.....
cut out...


 
Then add some crimson,  green and black to them..




 
Add a script stamp, here and there...
 
 
 
The background is ready for the little photo and title...
 



 Close- up

 
Dressed the mannequins with misted gauze
 
 
The Derwent Challenge....
for
 
Creative JumpStart 2014
 
 


15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love that heart and the dress forms!!!!!

sandi said...

This is sooooooooooooo neat looking! Love the background and contrasting figures/mix.

Cuchy said...

What a beautiful page!!! Aren't those pencils awesome?? Good luck and thanks for sharing your artwork at CJS

S said...

Gorjuss! Enough said.

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, how beautiful! Your attention to detail is just phenomenal, Mandy! This is so artistic and so, so beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Really beautiful and feminine, so very creative too!

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous! And I LOOOOVED the step by step...even I could follow this & pretend to be 'artsy':):):)

libbyquilter said...

fabulous ~!!~ and i loved that you stepped it out.

my own water color pencils are always close at hand. so much fun.
today i needed to sharpen a bit and did this over a background sheet of paper. i sprayed the shavings with a tiny bit of water and let sit for a while. later i brushed off the wood bits and had lovely random spots of color on my page. best of all: no waste.
i was quite happy.

:-)
libbyQ

Julie said...

Wow Missy just love this.

Jamie Lynn said...

happy happy background

here from CJS2014 Derwent giveaway page

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Brilliant layout!!!!!!!

Christiane Courtin-Mangez said...

Wonderful Mandy !!!!

I had no time to do my Jumpstart workshops, I'm learrning on Pop and Colours 1 and 2, with great girls, but I 'll do the three...but when ?????

Kind regards

lehtipollo said...

Beautiful! Love how you did the background.

Silvia Gonzalez said...

Your works are amazing!!! I love the way you create every page, the love you put on it...the process is wonderful, I'm your fun now...

Silvia Gonzalez said...

So sorry...I want to say "fan", not fun...