What with all the grey miserable weather I felt the need to spread a little sunshine, and set about making another Water-colour paper journal. This one is for Vicky Rafael, who is one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet online(and I believe in life too).
The journalling reads "Flowers and things with butterfly wings...are made to brighten dreary things..."
(I am convinced Vicky has Butterfly wings :D)
I felt Vicky would like purples and pinks...and I know she likes butterflies...so I grabbed a piece of cellophane and squooshed some bright cheerful colours on it(like when you make butterflies by folding the paper in half)
and smooshed it onto the journal cover...
and this was the result.
It screamed "flower garden" at me, so after adding stencilling and more paint to the background, I started to pick out the flower heads. There are actually 4 sections to this cover,but only 2 fit on my camera lol.
I used inktense pencils and acrylic paint to highlight the flowers...
and then black pen to add definition.
Close up showing part of another panel.
The final thing was to "suggest" the presence of 2 large butterflies, who had been fluttering around discretely in the background...and add the journalling(see 1st pic)
I now only have 2 PIF gifts to make for 2013(though the original 5 has increased to 8 already lol)
I would like to share this as my Piece for the Week....and I have already posted it to Vicky...hope it brings her a little sunshine :D
Enjoy :D XXX