Redlead Paperworks are known for their stamps and stencils but they also have a stunning collection of collage sheets whether for Halloween, Christmas, Nature or why not have a look at their Ancestor collage sheets.
When I laid eyes on Redlead Paperworks’ Ancestor Collage Sheet No. 8 I so wanted to work with one image in particular, a girl who I came to call Pearl.
If you are interested in the Redlead products used on this canvas then I will give you a link for the stamp used. The sentiment I used comes from a stamp which has two other sentiments on it, great value and can be found HERE.
To see Pearl dance amongst the waves, it has been said there are those who whisper that she is a Mermaid Child and if you were to find yourself swimming alongside Pearl then she surely would turn her green eyes upon you and swear upon the sea that she is a Mermaid but if you were to take a moment to look a little deeper into her eyes, is that not a mischievous glint.
It is true that Pearl wishes with all her heart that she were a child of the sea because it is where she finds joy. Running down to the ocean she whiles away the summer days bobbing atop the waves, where the seaweed entangles itself amongst the tendrils of her hair so that you do not know where her hair ends and the sea begins.
Her happiness most certainly floated, like the waves of the ocean.
The end result is not what I had in my mind as I planned on working with colour. Let me show you a photograph of the initial texture I created and also the paints I laid down onto the deep edged canvas, colours which were eventually made to be more muted in tone. I also changed the orientation of the canvas.
A froth of gauze to mimic the froth atop the ocean’s waves and a flutter of mica flakes, the sunlight glinting on the waterand a scattering of pearls.This sentiment was so perfect for this image of PearlI will leave Pearl to catch the final waves of the Summer.Many Thanks for visiting my first post of this brand new week.
Maybe you are savouring the final days of Summer or maybe you have already waved goodbye to Summer, which appears to be the case in my little corner of the world.
18 Aug 2014 32 Comments