I had some spare time this weekend (I don’t know how that happened!) so I watched a free video on Youtube “Fawn Whispers” with Tamara Laporte while waiting for Monday to roll around so I could start on another Life Book 2016 lesson. It is going to be all about quirky birds! I watched the first two videos while snuggling on my couch. The weather turned ugly today; cold, windy, rain, and probably snow!
As I was saying, I followed along as she created her project because I wanted to go through her process. The face came out a little different than hers. The video is in fast speed, so I had to stop it and do my thing, then start again. All in all I really liked how my piece came out.
I used 11×14 watercolor paper again for this one. Collaged it with some tissue paper I found on clearance at Michael’s and lightly used my Caran De Arche watercolor crayons. I also used acrylic paint, and watercolor pencils. I’m usually very heavy handed when it comes to paint, but since I used watercolor crayons the paper showed through and I like it!
I’m always looking for the opportunity to use all of my crafty finds that I’ve picked up on sale and I was able to use the Faber Castelle Texture Gems in gold and white for the heart and the crowns. Some may call it hoarding, but I call it preparing for the future! LOL
I also used a Tim Holtz stencil to give the crown and her dress and cape some texture.
I first used the gems for the crown on the girl and decided to add some dots to the fawn’s crown as well as the heart.
I found my stencil with this quote and used a black molding paste so it would stand out.
The tiny butterflies are from the same stencil. You can see the tissue paper that I used for the background. I finished it off with throwing some white dots all over it.
Here is the stencil I used to add the flowers and leaves with a black ink.
I also added doodles with a white marker and a white gel pen and acrylic paint through another stencils in other places throught this piece and a script stamp.
My husband liked it a lot too, but he said that I need to make darker skinned gilrs too. Yes, dear, that’s my next project.
Thanks for visiting and have a warm, cozy, day crafting!