I was going to join a rooster swap but after I made my cards and almost mailed I revisited the details of the swap and duh... I forgot a vital part of the card, WORDS should be on the card. Well that's the end of the rooster swap idea. Just don't want to revisit the cards I'm off on another project "Cats with Wings"
So my art therapy method is working but I'm not paying total attention to detail.
As all artistic folks do, they go through periods of lacking motivation lack luster thoughts and over all blahhh. The art muse leaves and goes on vacation not taken the artist with her. That is what has happened in the past year. At the same time I was caring for my sweet little girl Sheltie who was in her twilight years, she took up most of my time but she was well worth it. Unconditional love to the last day. She passed at home by my side at 3:00 am on March 6, 2015. I miss her so much and now art will have to reappear as my therapy.
This photo was taken on Feb 20, 2015. She still had that happy little spark. Her name is Pixel born in 2001
I used a computer print out of Marie Antoinette the original BIG hair Queen,
She's younger in these and not so big in the hair dept. You can use any image you want, next time I might try my cat she'd look real good with big hair.
Cover the image with white Gesso, it will dry a bit transparent. I blot areas that I would like to see more of the image to come through.
Once the Gesso is dry, paint over the image. Here I used art markers and highlighters. Neon dry board markers are fun too just make sure to
set them with fixative or hairspray or they might rub off.
The pink in the cheeks is the neon dry board markers.
Outline the image with a black pen, Sharpie Rapidograph, something thin in the tip.
Now it's time for the tissue paper. I used white, you could use any color you wanted.
I loaded the tissue paper with lots of PVA glue, school glue and molded it right on top of the paper the image is on. Once dry it's stuck to the paper which gives it it's backing. I let it dry overnight then used an ink pad to color the hair. Marker transferred to a cosmetic sponge will work also.
Cut your image out and place her on whatever you want.
That's it, I've used this for making ATC's.
These ladies are a bit bigger so I will use them in a mixed media project.