Monday, August 20, 2018
Colleen's page in Louise's Gypsy Journal
Louise your journal is just devine. So much work & love went into it. This subject of Gypsies had me stumped, but after looking at a lot of images on the net, I chose two & printed them out. One was a black & white gypsy & the other a very colourful wagon.
I glued them onto the pages & added the flesh tone to her skin & a bit of colouring on the wagon as I figured out what to do next.
I wanted to widen the scene around that little bit of water. I had received a napkin in a recent swap & thought it would be perfect for a background. I tore it up & covered the rest of the pages completely with napkins. It looked a bit wishy washy, so I started to add colour to all the scenery. I did something I've never done before. I used distress ink refills to add the colour.
It looked better with the brighter colours
I added flowers & grasses & also used some distress crayons & tombows to some areas. Also rubbed some white paint over the water & sky.
I added words & outlining & thought it was finished , but then I noticed I had left out the wheel from the other side.
I added the wheel & then thought I don't like her cheek. Then the pain & heartache of ruining a page set in. I stuffed up her face big time & I could not fix it. 3 hours later I decided to reprint it & glue a new face on. I ever so carefully added colour to it.
I really like what I created. Hope you like it too Louise.