March 3, 2009
CrowAbout Week #26
My submission for Week 26's CrowAbout Challenge is a 5"x7" journal page entitled "Hello Kitty!". I somehow managed to use five pieces from Nancy's whimsical collage sheet. It truly is amazing to see everyone's creations and how we differ in our interpretations of the given images. This week a few of the members set the bar really high. If my page can make you smile, I'll be a happy camper!
Once again, this collage has been created on gessoed, recycled cardboard from a cereal box. It really seems to stand up to all of my use and abuse. (And, you can't beat the price!) Materials used include acrylic paints, watercolor pencils, Pitt pens and Sharpie poster paint pens. The yellow borders are from a previous challenge, and the pinkish polka dotted borders on the top and bottom of this page were painted with watercolors and embellished with acrylic paint. The central image of the little fairy is from the FLICKR Group - Collage Images (Not for Posting Art) - a special thank you to Suzee Que, and the wings are from Dover Publications.
The hand painted effect on the little fairy was done by coloring her with watercolor pencils, brushing a bit of water over the laid-down colored pencil, and then adding all of the little details with a black Pitt fine-point pen. Additional color was also added to the collage pieces in this manner. If you'd like to see all of the details, just click on the picture and it will open in a larger window.