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A Leftover Scrap


I had an odd sized scrap of paper that I just couldn’t throw away – so I glued it to an old art journal page that just never went anywhere.  I had the dress on the page from who knows when.  Suddenly, this scrap brought it to life for me.  My tutorial on making the paper the scrap came from can be found here.

The page was just too bright for me, so a layer of gesso toned it down. Next I started looking through my stash for what to add.

I’ve been in love with watercolor pencils lately as a shading/shadowing element.  The first color I used wasn’t right, so I just did a second color on top of it – the blending of the 2 gave me what I was after.  What started as a “mistake” ended up being just what it needed.

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  • AJ August 4, 2011, 7:51 pm

    I really love what you did with this page, you are so talented.
    Big love