Where do you look for creative inspiration? For me, I usually head to Pinterest or look in magazines. I love to look at photographs and generally a color palate or random organization of shapes will strike up an idea. I thought today I would take you on a journey for a simple CASE (copy and steal everything) of a photo for me.
When you see a photo online, do you sometimes shift in your chair, or move your head? That to me is the sign that I’ve found something. Here is the photo I found on Pinterest and my final project:
While it’s not exact, it was my first attempt at making a mostly all black scenery. I immediately thought, I can do that. I’ll challenge myself and try something totally new. I have to admit – it felt all wrong…lol!
Creative Tips –
- You will want to start by masking a horizon line and beginning with your sky.
- Give a good coat of various shades of yellow. Here I used Glossy paper and a stylus tool to layer several coats of ink.
- Mask your moon and continue layering ink, switching to Black. You’ll want to leave a little faint yellow showing through around your moon for the glow.
- My edge of my mask lifted up, so I got a splotch of black on my moon on the left side. To cover that mistake up, I lifted my mask completely and dragged my stylus across a little to create whispy clouds. Here is my friend Amy’s who didn’t get any on hers – see the difference?
- When done with your sky, fully dry and switch your mask to reveal the water and cover the sky.
- Layer color from the sides across your water being careful to leave the middle showing the moonlight reflection.
- To create the feel of water, you will want to bring in a little black into your yellow. Do this a little at a time so that you don’t cover up too much at once. If you feel like you aren’t sure if you want to add more, stop.
- Once you have the desired look, stamp your palm trunks and leaves at the top to give the viewer’s perspective.
- Stamp the birds, layering a few over your moon.
- Create a mask for the island and add into the horizon opposite your birds with a sponge in black ink.
- Pick a saying that fits your scene.
- This card is finished 5 x 7 and the scenery layer is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2”
It’s a fun scene and looks so striking in person. I can’t wait to try it in purples next!
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