Again, I had a hard time deciding what to do with this theme. I came across a video by Paula showing a technique called "ghosting". A term coined by Less.
I'm so proud I have the presence of mind to do the link-thing right now... ; )
Anyway, here's the page:
This is actually a fun technique, but I think I will use different colors next time. Here's how I did it:
- Coated the page with black acrylic paint.
- Took a couple of spray inks (dye-based, not alcohol) and a stencil, then randomly covered the page.
- Let dry completely, then painted circles with white acrylic paint.
- Within seconds, the "ghosting" appeared.
The circles reminded me of planets, so I painted them different colors. Unfortunately, the ghosting disappeared mostly. That's why I kept two white. I also tried to give the "planets" a little more depth, so I used colored pencils.
I found a cool image dressed in a seriously polka-dotted outfit and added him.
I think I goofed when I tried to glue the ribbon. Yuck. And the ink bled through the ribbon on the bottom. Sigh... o well.
Again, I think next time I will use different colored inks. I chose cranberry and egg plant, but the egg plant barely shows.
I noticed that when I wrote my quote, the "ghosting" happened through the white ink too. I think that was cool too.
Thought I would have some time to myself today, but apparently not. Everyone is leaving later in the day. D is trying to leave me alone and let me relax, but you know how that is...