Sunday, January 27, 2008

Where's Waldo?

This is my entry in Jean's stamping CJ in the UKS circle.

The stamps we had to use in this book were three cute little faces from the Zettiology "quirkies" line:

I thought it would be fun to make a kind of crowd scene from the faces, and do a "Where's Wally" kind of thing. So that's how this entry came to be.

I love using masks with stamps to overlap them and create depth, so that's how I produced the crowd, on plain white card using black waterproof ink. Once finished and all dry, I sprayed the crowd with a suspension of perfect pearls in water, and then droppered Ecoline liquid watercolours onto the card while it was still wet.

Once this had dried I coloured in all their eyes with a white gel pen.

The backdrop (which I thought was the London skyline but apparently is Venice and I am ignorant and uncultured :)) is a GPP stamp designed by my buddy Michelle across the water, and the sky is just a scribble of watercolour pencils.

The main face, embossed and covered in crackle glaze, is surrounded by a metal frame with the page title ('face in the crowd') applied with rub ons.

I think that's everything. This was fun to do.


Anonymous said...

He was at the top of my right thigh but he's gone now.

Lovely CJ

Alter Me said...

amazing, really gorgeous cj entry. must have taken you ages to do all of those masks!

Fiona said...

Wow - that is so cool! Haven't stopped by your blog in a while, but I see you're still creating stunning stuff :D