Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to 2013!

In the Midwest the winter skies tend to be gray, and every now and then there is a crisp blue sky. In the Chicago area, we have not had much snow and the grass is still showing. Although it can seem like a dull overcast, some days are filled with a lovely color of a gray and blue mix and it almost looks like spring - until you step outside and realize  it is winter. :o)

For this little Midwest park scene, I stamped the City Park (Sku#U3094) image in black onto Yupo watercolor paper and let it dry completely (24 hours).  To create the sky, I spritzed the paper with alcohol, dropped color and blew the color around with a straw until I was happy with it. A nice benefit of this paper and ink combination is that you can rework the color over and over.

Next, I dripped color directly onto the tip of a paint brush to draw the horizon line and add color to the ground. I dipped the brush in alcohol to move the color around and for some texture. I used a black fine line marker to draw some detail back on the image.

May your year be filled with joy and happiness!! Please stop by tomorrow to see what lovely design Crystal has for you!!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Denise said...

Your scenic cards are always so amazing Trena!! Happy New Year! Glad we will be designing together again in 2013.

Curt in Indy said...

You really created a beautiful scene here. I live in Indianapolis, and so I know what you are talking about when it comes to winter skies here. Nice job! Best, Curt

Pat Moore said...

Outstanding sky. I will have to try that. Will you show us at the retreat?