Thursday, 29 November 2018

An Alien is about?......


Hiya peeps

An alien is called Saucer Head which is a fun digital image from

I had printed this digi as just under A5 size so I thought that this
needed something else from it, that wasnt a card.... that lead me to
grab a photo frame and think about what I could do. 
I knew it was really too big for a nice birthday card for a child,
in my eyes anyway. I wanted to be different and then it hit me,
use the pencil coloured image in a picture., against a background
of stars and the galaxy. 

I know im not correct in my background but my resources, at home,
are limited. I did have the frame spare as I never used it for its intended use., I had plenty of black card stock, acrylic paint and brushes. All I had to do was to use a stencil to make the stars. Well that was the problem, I couldnt find my stencils!! They had been "tidied up" last week by my carer and now I dont know where they
are., so I thought of an alternative, to use my newly brought Tim Holtz Thinlets die of "Swirling Stars".  I thought & tried, on a piece of scrap black card first, using my Tonic Studios "Nuvo Embellishment Mousse" (which adds metallic dimensional details to your craft) in Cornflower Blue stickling the paste through the die but according to my daughter I had to use a flat brush & paste it over. On the main piece of black card, cut to just under A4, I needed to first, use white watercolour paint flicked on to the black card to form what should be the very small stars way back in the sky. then I went over the die with the mousse to form the stars in 2 different areas of the card, painting a couple of unlikely looking planets and a sort of black hole (with the string of stars painted 4 times on the bottom right corner).
I then used different colours of acrylic paints and got the hand of it all. The end result looks better close up than in the photos through the glass of the frame. Not a bad result for my first attempt!

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