Thursday, March 01, 2018

Little Queen LBBS New Release

Thought I needed to experiment a bit more with how I am using pencils. This is the new release "Little Queen" from Little Blue Button Stamps and I thought she would be perfect for an altered art canvas.

Because of how much gold I have used the colours alter a lot when I am photographing her, so apologies if she looks different in each photo.  This is an approx 12"x 12" canvas and I printed her onto A4 dark blue, soft textured paper. (If I can I will insert a pic of her at this stage, unfortunately though my SD card has corrupted and now I am struggling to recover the 5000 photos that were on it, erf!)

The polychromo pencils work well on any kind of coloured paper, but the over all tone alters a lot more on dark colours. In real life, her face is much brighter as the textured surface is very smooth and reflects more light. When I had finished colouring her I cut her out and glued her onto my decorated canvas.

Canvas was decoupaged book pages, followed by gelatos, stencils, frosted paste and acrylic paint. I also added some tando shapes around her painted in gold, some reclaimed jewellery parts for buttons, nuvo jewel drops in her hair and bling to her crown. Her eyes are covered in glossy accents, makes her look a bit more sad!

She is also a bit of a work in progress, I liked her at this stage so have paused to have a think. I might add another character to the picture, perhaps some text and maybe some more 3D elements. But for now I am going to live with her for a bit and see what feels right!

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  1. Oh WOW! Is this ever stunning, Annabel! Must have taken forever to get that glorious depth on the blue. Still in major AWE of your pencil coloring. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  2. OOOOw a touch of mixed media me thinks, looks fab xx