'Calling The Dragons Home' (Photo Tutorial)
I started with a piece of smooth white card (6x7.5"). Using a Brayer, spread two shades of Distress Oxide Inks onto my card, Fossilized Amber on the top half & Twisted Citron on the bottom. Then using a size 3 Fan Brush, flicked Brushos, randomly over the Oxide background. Colours used were Violet, Alizarin Crimson & Turquoise.
Next, I created the landscape using Oxide Inks, blending brushes and torn paper. Once the mountains & hills were in place, I used a circle of acetate (2.5") & created the moon by pushing Oxide ink from the centre of the acetate outwards onto the background. Oxide Inks used were Vintage Photo for mountains, Peacock Feathers & Seedless Preserve for hills & Wilted Violet for the moon.
Next, I chose the stamps I wanted to use to create the scene. These were:
Skeleton Trees LAV530
Fir Tree 2 LAV492
Dragon Set LAV552
Meadow Mushroom LAV563
Three Woodland Mice LAV402
I stamped the Skeleton Trees first onto the hills at the top/back of the scene, then the Fir Trees onto the next set of hills down, creating the illusion of distance between them. I then stamped Finn, the Meadow Mushrooms & the Mouse onto the hill in the foreground & the Dragons right at the top in the sky....Inks used for stamping images were all Versafine Clair...Pinecone & Rain Forest for trees, Purple Delight for Mushrooms & Nocturne for Finn, Mouse & Dragons.
Next I added highlights using a Uni Ball Signo white gel pen to create the light of the moon shining on the figures. I used a black fine liner pen to scribble in some tufts of grass & I coloured Finns wings & hair using Gelly Roll Glitter pens, pink & blue for her wings & silver for her hair & red to colour the Mushrooms.
Then using Posca Paint Pens (PC-1M), Violet, Pink, Yellow & White, I dotted the paint onto the hills to create meadow flowers & put spots of the white paint on the Mushrooms.
The next step was to blend ink around all four edges of the picture, so did this using a blending tool & Versafine Clair Nocturne. This pulls the whole picture together.
Last of all, I cut a piece of white card (6.25 x 7.75") & a piece of black card (6.5 x 8") & stuck them together in layers to form a nice border around my picture & then.....Voila!