Sunday, October 3, 2010
Leaves of Blue
It's nice to have different projects going and every now and then, it's back to the Red, White & Blue journal. I wanted to do a page that had something to do with fall....I considered doing a tree that had zentangles (that's on the back burner now) but after I gessoe'd this page, I ended up putting a blue wash on it. I still didn't really know what I was going to do, but keeping in mind that this is the red, white & blue book....it wasn't going to be autumn colors. So I then took this new rubber stamp that I have of an oak leaf and I used blue ink and stamped all over the page. Now what? I had to get some red in....so I took a red watercolor pencil and started going around the leaves negative space. That was working so I took my paintbrush and started moving the red around a bit. When that was dry....I took a white ink pen and drew the tree. Then I had some of this red and white paper leftover from an envelope that I received....added that, (actually, the design of the paper reminds me a little bit of the way the curves of the leaves are...) and, of course, our flag in the corner. The final touch was a little bit of charcoal shadow around parts of the tree that I then rubbed in. C'est fini.