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  • Christmas Angel

    Seeing all the beautiful Christmas cards people have been making out there, I thought it was maybe time I put my newly learned skills to use making some Christmas cards to send to my friends. With that in mind, I set about drawing a Christmas Angel.

    Christmas Angel - Painted

    I drew her using pencil, then coloured her using a combination of Caran d’ache watercolour pencils, acrylic paint, a Sakura Pen-touch marker and a Uniball eye pen. When she was completed I scanned her into the computer to add a digital background.

    Christmas Angel - Completed

    I created the background using a blend of two of the stencil backgrounds I made last week together with a star brush.

    Lastly I took the image, added a digital ‘Happy Christmas’ down the left hand side and created a printable Christmas card.

    Finished cards

    They’re all winging their way through the postal system at this moment and will hopefully arrive in time for Christmas!

    eunice signature

    By on Wednesday December 19th, 2012 at 09:00 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, Stencils - Comments Off on Christmas Angel

    Let’s Have Some More Creativity!!

    Yes!! … I’ve done it! I’ve linked and transferred all the posts, images and comments from my free WP blog! I couldn’t believe how simple it was 🙂 Any way … enough of my rambling …. let’s have some more creativity!!

    Last week, my daughter left home to start her life at Greenwich University. I decided a ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ card was a bit too normal, so to mark the occasion, I made her a Mixed Media Collage picture for her wall.

    New Home Present

    New Home Present

    I started off with an old piece of mount board left over from my own days at Uni not that long ago. I painted it with white gesso to give me a good base to work on then coloured it using a three or four colours of acrylic paint and various techniques. My next step was to arrange the images into an interesting shape which I then covered with more acrylic paint to make them blend in. I mounted the central image onto some corrugated board and stuck it in the middle, then made the frame from old bottle tops.

    Delivering the picture, along with a car load of ‘forgotten’ bits, at the weekend gave me the opportunity to take my camera out round the O2 on Saturday night. With my normal penchant for the unusual .. I was quite pleased with these detail shots taken inside the dome.

    O2 Ceiling Support - 1

    O2 Ceiling Support - 1

    O2 Ceiling Support - 2

    O2 Ceiling Support - 2

    O2 Ceiling Support - 3

    O2 Ceiling Support - 3

    I love getting out with my camera – it provides me with a wealth of original images that I can turn into artwork for all kinds of uses.

    By on Tuesday September 22nd, 2009 at 00:21 in Artistic Ramblings, collage, messy craft, Photography - Comments Off on Let’s Have Some More Creativity!!