WORKING THROUGH THE UGLY PHASE
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Stamp an ice cream image from the Simon Says Stamp Sundae Afternoons set using Gina K Whisper Amalgam Ink on Fabriano Artistico Cold-Pressed watercolour card.
- Watercolour – I used Daniel Smith paints
- Stamp a greeting from the Sundae Afternoons set in clear embossing ink on Black card treated with anti-static powder, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat emboss.
- Trim the sentiment with a clear, metal-edged ruler on a cutting mat with a craft knife.
- Trim the watercoloured panel to fit on an A2 card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm card in the sturdy 100lb weight.
- Add foam adhesive to the back of the panel and adhere to the card base. Use a T-square ruler to aid with placing the sentiment strip on straight, again, using foam adhesive.
- Accent with sequins and eggshell pearls held in place with Gina K Connect glue.
Often, I get to a phase in a painting where I am not happy, commonly referred to as the ugly phase, and I want to put my brushes down and start again. However, from experience, I know that you need to push through this phase.
I added a wash of colour to ground the image, I went in with more layers to add depth and shadow while maintaining highlights to give that impression of juiciness and shine, I worked on the glass more until finally, things started to come together. Basically, I kept going until I was happy with the end result.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D