Friday, June 14, 2013

SCS Mix Ability Challenge: Monochromatic Motorcycle

Sometimes it's fun just to create for your own personal deadline...just to challenge yourself! Today was one of those days. I frequently check out the challenges on Split Coast Stampers and play along with I have the chance. Today I noticed an interesting Mix Ability challenge..."Aack! Black!" There were suggested ways to go with this, and a wonderful tutorial for each of these created by Dina Kowal. I went with the stamped in black and all coloring and shading must be done with black. It was a challenge for someone who loves color as much as I do, but it was fun to concentrate on where the shading and lighting would be. I picked the perfect image for this...Stampendous' new Cling Motorcycle Elements. Stamped in Black Memento ink, heat set the ink, and then smearing some of the same ink on a clear block, I used my waterbrush to pick up the amount of color and wash that I needed. Dina had done this clever thing with ink through a piece of drywall mesh tape for added texture. Since there is always a pile of Dreamweaver stencils on my workspace, I smeared some Noir Mixed Media ink on the clear block, spritzed it with water, and daubed the wash through my Houndstooth stencil around the edges. There was still a bit of mottled ink on the block, so I used that to daub directly around the edges of my panel. I kept with the monochromatic theme that I was going with in my ribbon by May Arts, black and silver grommets, and the black card base.


Louise said...

This is very cool! Where do you find the time!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

LOVE how you did the background for this monochromatic creation!