Friday 16 August 2019

Rakiura by Michelle Henderson

Happy Friday again friends - counting down to the weekend!!

Today I have somewhat of a cross of an art journal and scrapbook page for you.

I was going to be using ephemera from the Pinkfresh Studios Be You collection, so I took one of the leaves that features and drew it lightly on my page with pencil.
Love the new watercolours, so I used these to colour the leaves, starting with a mix of Seafoam and Pear, then highlighting with Carrot, Grape, and Ultramarine. For the stem I used Umber and Ultramarine . I added some splatters of each of course too 😀

Once it was dry, I added some more highlights with Green from the Shimmery Bright palette.

I lightly went over everywhere else with , from the watercolour set.. I wasn't trying to be neat, and there are some patchy areas. I re-spattered, then also added some Yellow Gold from the Shimmery Gold Watercolour Pan Set.

To do the outlines I used both gold and black Posca pens. Then I took some Colour Paste in Bling, filled a syringe and roughly went over the pen outline. I LOOOOVE this look, it makes me think of Moorcroft china and lead lights. I still had some left in the syringe, so I squeezed it out onto a messy mat and left it to dry.

Once the paste had all set I put together my photo, layers and embellies. I decided to trim some off the edge and added a darker border on 2 sides.
I glued it all down, and twined the extra Colour Paste "string" around the edges.

Have fun creating this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Stunning Michelle. I have to now find me some syringes. Love that idea with the paste.