Hello Creatives! Keri Sallee here, and today I am continuing our fun collaboration with Colorque by Lisa Jimenez and Ann Butler Designs, featuring her Crafter’s Ink! Today, I am using Ritas “So You Say You Can’t Draw” stencils and Ann’s Craft inks in a little different way: as watercolors! I will finish the page with Colorique!
These colors are totally in my wheelhouse: Berry, Limelight, and Aquamarine!
Here’s what I came up with:
Laying the Foundation
Since I knew I would be using water later in the process, I chose to use a heavy watercolor paper as my base. I was having fun watching some cheesy ’90s comedies on Hulu, so you can see that I was creating on the floor in my living room. (Side Note: If you are a ’90s kid…check out Hulu for all the shows you LOVED on TGIF!)
To make things go faster and to add some texture, I chose to use a black modeling paste to create my base image.
Once you have scrapped your modeling paste through your stencil, gently lift your stencil to reveal your image.
Allow it to dry before moving on to the next steps.
Add some color with Ann Butler!
I always start with my face painting first. Keep layering in shadows and highlights until you are happy.
To give my girl a little extra OOMPH, I tore small pieces of Rita’s “Fairy Journaling Tape” and added it to her hair.
Now it’s time for COLOR!!!
Using palette paper or some wax paper, “stamp” the Crafter’s Ink on to whichever surface you choose. Stamping two to three times will give you enough ink for this project.
Add a little water on a brush to make the ink fluid and go to town!
I used my 3 colors of ink to do her hair, eyes, eyebrows, and lips, repeating the same “stamp” and add water technique.
To finish up her outline, I used a sharpie and little black paint to add details and connect my lines.
Now it’s time to ACCESSORIZE!
Some dark red background was added using Lisa’s Colorique Paints in a color called “Ruby Slipper”. It provided a beautiful contrast against the brighter colors of the hair. Low lights were created in her hair using Ruby Slipper, Pacific Ocean and Verdigris paints.
I then used my Colorique to fashion her a hairpiece from some metal, acrylic and wooden embellishments from my own collection. It’s incredible the way the Colorique Paint adhered to every surface. There was no searching around for different paint for each of the surfaces.
Here’s the finished piece again. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed today’s project as much as I enjoyed making it! Be sure to check out Rita’s beautiful “So you say you cant draw” stencils, Ann Butler’s amazingly yummy inks, and Colorique by Lisa Marie Jimenez!
Until next time,