Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Doodling a mystical cat picture :)

I saw this method of building a picture demonstrated on TV so I thought I would have a go. I took photo's as I went along, just in case it turned into something that I'd want to remember how I did. If you see what I mean. Ha!

I sat outside in a warm woolly jumper, determined not to let my cold make me miss all the sunshine. A mug of hot tea was essential, though!

First draw lines, freehand, too and fro across the paper.
Don't do zig-zags or sharp bends.

Then colour each shape with water-colour pencils.
Wash water across each shape...
Now take a stamp and two pieces of coloured paper.
No surprise here... I chose a cat!!!

Stamp your chosen shape onto each piece of coloured paper and cut them out.

Layer the shapes together and slice up....

Then fit the shapes back together, alternating the papers.
Stick onto the painted background...

Have a look at the background. Any shapes you'd like to highlight? Use glitter, glitter pens or anything you have to hand.... I spotted that a few of the lines had formed a star... I outlined this in glass outliner....
I went over some of the horizontal lines, too....

Add another quirky stamp somewhere... I chose hearts....
Added some glitz...

The finished pic....

Hey ho!
It filled an hour or two and was quite relaxing to do. I think it would have looked better if it had had a more limited colour pallette. I'll remember that next time! I might crop it, and put it onto a card. Or maybe cut it up into ATC's. What do you think? Why not have a go?

7 comments:

Julie said...

I think that would make a great card Helena. Hope your cold is getting better :)

Angel and Kirby said...

That would make a great card. Hope you are feeling better.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Really cute!

Feronia said...

That's really nice, Helena. Hope you're feeling better soon - I am hacking and wheezing as well!

Shrinky said...

Summer colds are the worst kind - ugh, poor you. Hope it clears soon (hugs). I love how you are always experimenting with new ideas and creating beautiful, fresh designs. Yes, maybe you should crop it just a little bit, it will turn into a beautiful card, don't you think?

i beati said...

I beleive you might be right about limiting the color but then would that have accented the cats as much interesting

Helena said...

Julie,

thanks :) the cold is nearly gone, just the annoying remnant of the cough now!


Angel & Kirby,

I'm not sure who I would send it to though! It would have to be a special person. I can think of a few people I knpow who would more or less just bin it I'm afraid. LOL!


Karla,

THANK YOU for visiting! It's lovely to find your blog. What a treat it was to visit there!


Feronia,

Hope you're feeling better soon- at least I can get some warm sun here at the moment! Get your woollies on!


Shrinky,

Thanks, Shrink! I hope your writing is driving itself along for you, no blocks etc. Do you go and visit the TTs?? (Can you avoid it?)


i beati,

Hmmm good point. I also wondered if I should do the cats in some really abstract designs, flowers and swirls maybe, just to be different.