I've been a neglectful blogger lately. I had the flu and was down for the count for almost a week. Then my husband had it...we both got well only to have some family issues crop up. Nothing brings on the blues like familial problems. But I'm shaking them off and attempting to get back into the groove.
I thought I'd do a little tutorial using these AMAZING stencil cuts made by Coffee Break Design. She has them in a lot of different shapes but the wings are my current favorites. Here is a close-up of a pair that I used in a recent journal spread:
I thought it would be good to post a tutorial on how I attained this look. So I did another pair--a set of angel's wings--and took photos of the steps. For this I used Panpastels, Copic markers with airbrush attachment and a Copic multiliner with a brush tip.
So here is what I started out with:
Then I took the white Panpastels and applied them to the stencil board. It doesn't cover them fully--like when you paint them--but it does dull the brown and create a nice base texture.
Once this is done I sprayed the wings using my copic airbrush. The pastels and the markers are a nice match, since the markers will spray onto the pastels and I've found that the airbrushing onto them also in effect seals them into place. I used a B34 and Y21. I then took my brush pen and outlined the wings in black. You could do this step with stamp ink, but I like the crispness the brush pen has. Plus, you can also use it to put in little details like the veins on the bat wings pictured above. Here is a photo of the wings airbrushed. You can see the texture from the pastels. (Sorry about the glare, in the photo....)
Once that was done, I went back in and used the pastels to apply my shading. I worked some light blue and a little yellow into the center and then dark blue and a very dark purple around the edges, blending it up from the wing tips. You'll notice that the black that I inked around the edges no longer looks so thick and crisp as it's been blended out by the pastels. Here is the finished product:
Here is the journal page in its entirety. I used my copic markers and airbrush attachment with a Coffee break stencil for the background. I then added some texture and shading using the Panpastels.
I also used the Pastels and a stencil to create the dots on the boarders and to shade and dull the edges.
Hope everyone is doing well. I'm off to crawl into bed, watch some netflix and awake recharged to make more art!