Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Quotes & Lyrics - Mistake
Mistake and mountain were the 2 words chosen for the 11th challenge on the Craft Barn blog. I found many inspirational mountain quotes but wanted to do a song and finally remembered these lines in the 1986 song Human by The Human League .
Last weekend was the annual Extravaganza at the Craft Barn and I try and go to meet up with old crafting friends and watch some brilliant demos. Unfortunately I only managed to spend a couple of hours there before I had to leave but not before I had seen Helen Chilton demo the Faber Castell Gelatos. I've been interested in seeing these in action for a while and Helen's demo inspired me to pick up a special edition set - 50's Diner and a metallic set of 2. A cruise around the net brought up this tutorial by Donna Downey where she shows the drip technique (OK not majorly complicated but she has some good tips). I gessoed the page and used 3 of the 4 Diner colours to make the drips. The image was found on the net. I've been wanting to try some art journal style lettering and this seemed a good place to use it. I pencilled in the lines and words and then went over them with a 0.08 Pigma Micron pen. Unfortunately I discovered the gelatos rub off with an eraser as well so there are a few pencil marks. I splattered some watered down Adirondack espresso all over and added some Katzelkraft splats as well. For a first effort I'm quite pleased with my lettering and keen to give it another go soon. I look forward to stopping by and seeing all your artwork for this fortnight.