When I knew I was to be Redlead’s Guest Designer I could not help but add a particular stamp to my list …. Pixie. This stamp, for me, is the one I most associate with Redlead. It was seeing this stamp as the focal on artwork created by the amazing artist Audrey Hernandez that I first came to learn of Redlead.
It might seem odd that this stamp would appeal to me so much when it is neither vintage nor shabby chic in style however, it has caught my eye since day one and I was so excited to have the opportunity to ink her up.
I have travelled down a more whimsical route than is my norm but how I enjoyed creating this Guest Designer piece.
To give you an idea of dimension, the canvas I used, a deep edge canvas is approx 4″x3″.
Redlead Stamps used:- Pixie and She Knows All Things Are Possible Labels
In keeping with the tone of this Pixie girl I pushed aside my much loved muted paints and delved into colour! After paint, fabric and torn paper something was still missing yet I was well aware that much of the canvas would eventually be covered with the stamped elements so I couldn’t have anything that would detract too much but it needed a little bit of punch. Looking at the dotty paper scraps I had utilised, polka dots came to mind but I didn’t own a Redlead stamp or stencil with this design (it is only Redlead stamps/stencils I can create with for each Guest Designer sample). Not allowing this little fact to get in the way, I simply used the end of a foam brush.
Paper piecing is not something I do but as this little canvas was to signify me having fun outwith my comfort zone, I decided she would have a paper pieced dress and shoes. Now looking at this, I wish I had followed the same path for her hat.To add to the whimsy I ensured that her sweet little wings were fluttery by stamping onto handmade paper. I like viewing the wings from this angle.This Pixie girl strikes me as being a sweet little soul so I paired her with this sentiment but something was missing at this stage. Balloons popped into my head but on re-reading the sentiment, I set about hand-drawing some heart shaped balloons.Did you know that Redlead recently re-vamped their on-line store (link at top of this post) – it is looking good.
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