Hi Everyone! In a previous post I showed an art journal page created with a stamp from Santoro Gorjuss called ‘Bee-Loved‘. I always try to get the most out of my stamps and I thought it would be fun to transform the bee girl in a ladybug girl!
I have also created a video in which you can see how I created this art journal page.
For the ladybug, I started with stamping the image with Archival Ink Jet Black on Strathmore Mixed Media paper. As I wanted her shirt to be even, so no stripes, I removed the ink with a paper towel before I stamped.
For the coloring I used used a mixture of ZIG brushes and Distress Inks. For the dress I used: ZIG wine red, ZIG dark brown, Distress Ink Fired Brick, Distress Ink Black Soot. For her hair I used: Distress Ink Antique Linen, ZIG dark brown. For her skin: ZIG flesh color, ZIG tea rose, ZIG blush. I colored her wings with Distress Ink Salty Ocean. To add some finishing touches, I colored the dots on her dress, her eyes, and the fluffy balls with a 3d glaze gel pen. To make her pop even more, I added a couple of white highlights with a white gel pen.
The background I created about a week ago when I was playing with my gel plate. For this I applied green and black acrylic paint with a brayer on the gel plate, and transferred it to the cardstock. To add some more interest, I also used a stencil ‘ Burlap’ from a Dutch brand called Dutch Doobadoo. To make the background work with the Ladybug girl, I stamped some images from the ‘Bee-Loved’ set with Archival Ink.
I adhered the girl with tacky glue to the page and the sentiment with gel medium. I choose gel medium for the sentiment to not only glue it down, but seal it as well. This also allowed me to easily apply a black Distress Crayon around it and smooth it out to make it blend in.
And that finishes the page, I hope you liked it and it gave you some inspiration!
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