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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

I have been arting...honest!!!

Actually, I've been a tad obsessed with an image that formed in my head after reading another of Magaly's short stories about two sister's who got more than they bargained for after being rude and nasty to someone.
This is a pen and marker version I made...
but it lacked texture.
So I took a canvas, and used a drop sheet that I'd tested a couple of stencils on (perfect for the base layer lol)
and started growing my grumpy shrub.
For this I used tissue paper and matt medium.
Once dry I started adding paint in thin layers so as not to smother the texture.
*oooow...nummy texture*
To add the faces, I scanned my original drawings, and printed them onto tissue paper in the required size...
cut them out, and applied carefully with more matt medium. Using tissue paper for this means the image can be pushed back into the texture of the layers below.
I then added a bit of depth and detail with thin washes of acrylic and inktense pencils, as well as punching out and painting some small flowers....
before a final coat of gloss medium to bring out the colours and bind the layers.
This final image is scanned, and shows the true depth of colour used.

Well you didn't expect me to be working on anything cute this time of year did you...mwahahahahaha!
Enjoy :D XXX



  1. ooh my! How fab ;)
    loved the just out of reach post too btw.
    xoxo Sioux

  2. This is beyond awesome!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your technique too.

  3. Brilliant Gina, I love your pen and marker drawing and then to see it transformed into this amazing canvas, so clever. TFS.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. I love your obsessions, have I told you? My goodness, they look like they are in serious pain. Muahahaha!

  5. Gina's version of Scrooge and Jacob Marley! Now I really must read those stories then maybe Spectacular Art Visions will bless me!! Applause! xoxoDebi

  6. I am always entranced by your processes. I do love this!

  7. Words can not explain, what I feel when I look at your art! You are truly amazing girl! I mean that!!! Wow!!!!
    (Sorry I haven't e-mailed you back! I will soon, promise!)
    Big Hugs ;o) xooxxo

  8. WOW! You have such great ideas. It's simply fabulous - all of it! xoDonna

  9. What a great technique with the tissue paper faces, I have never seen that before. You see I am never to old to learn :)

  10. I love this, I love your generousity at sharing this evolving piece, and love LOVE the rich bloomin' awesome result!

  11. It's so creepy and pretty at the same time. I love it Gina!! <3