I was lucky enough to recently attend an Art Retreat with a group of online friends from across the USA and Canada. Special hugs and thanks to my good friend Annette for generosity which still leaves speechless and teary eyed!
The event (and believe me, it was an event!!) was arranged by Bren aka Elegant Tangle . One of the requirements was to create an ATC. I am now the very PROUD owner of 18 pieces of artwork from some of the most beautiful, talented, crazy ladies I have ever met and I am thrilled to be able to call them REAL friends.
So back to my ATC.... allergies getting to me... ya' know.... watery eyes.. must be the pollen ;)
I created the papers I used for the background in a totally mixed media fashion. But the most memorable part, this was the first time I played with the acrylic inks that another great friend, Robin, sent me. They are FW Acrylic Inks by Daler Rowney. I don't think I have cracked open a quarter of what these puppies can do! Here's a close up :
The backgroud was created with emerald green, cyan blue and Indigo leaving some white spaces. The frog was just then drawn on with a dip pen and black india ink. Then I just darkened up the background to make the frog stand out. Just a little coloring was added to his head, eyes and front hands (right??? frogs have hands, certainly not paws?) . I mixed flame red and lemon yellow to get that awesome bright orange.
Well, that's about it. Just wanted to share my ATC. Certainly not what I normally create. I hate to say "not my style" because I have a very eclectic style so this fits in there somewhere.
Thanks for stopping by!
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