Hi, and welcome back arty friends.
As we are full swing in the silly season, I can definitely start to feel the Christmas vibes taking over. I love Christmas as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s a bit much. So today I want to bring Christmas inspiration that isn’t SO Christmasy. (If that’s even a word?)
December and Christmas time is always a hard one for me, specially now with us living far away from friends and family, so I have always felt like I had a special Christmas angel looking out and over me. This is my interpretation of her. (yeah, its a girl angel)
You can watch the full tutorial video on how she came to be here:
I start off by getting my A5 art journal out, and applying TCW Heavy body acrylic paint in Raspberry Sorbet, Lemon Custard, Blue Jellybean, and Orange slice. I use the stencil Coronet Wreath. Looks nice and bright!
Now I want to apply a second layer of stenciling, and I use TCW Stencil Mesh Block with Blueberry pie heavy body acrylic paint. I also rub on some more paint over the areas I feel needs more color.I am really happy with this look, but I want to unify the page and tie it all together. To do this, I will brayer on some Spun sugar white heavy body acrylic paint.
Next I drew out the outlines of my angel using a Stabilo all black pencil, which is water soluble. I then mute the busy background around the angel using TCW Gold Gesso. Brilliant stuff, because I could now add more layers over top of the gold if I wanted to without it being to slick.
Next I continued to work on my angel, by covering her face and dress in Spun sugar white heavy body acrylic paint to give it a base to work on. Next I played with Jane Davenport’s Mermaid markers to give color to her hair, face, dress and wings.
I hope that you have enjoyed this angel as much as I have making her! May she watch over you this December too!!!
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