I finished my 'winged lady' this morning per the instructions in Kelly Rae Robert's book Taking Flight.
I like her. I especially like the gray hair... all the ladies I make will have gray hair, an homage to all us grandma's that decide to get creative a little later in life.
This was my first try with the Shiva Paintstix... I was very pleased with how easy it was to blend them with my finger, I only had three, so the face is painted on, which is different from the instructions, but I thought it came out well. I'll get black and red paintstix before the next project. It's a good thing the art store guy told me about the 'skin' on the paintstix, I don't know how long I would have tried to use them as crayons without getting any paint on the paper.
I didn't have a 'Stabilo' black pencil or a graphite pencil, so the wings are lined in black paint instead of a more charcoal like line.. The yellow body is huge! don't know what I was thinking... also, if you are going to wipe away paint to see what's underneath, you should put something interesting underneath! (duh) what was I thinking? So I improvised... Also, if you are going to wipe off paint, use thinner paint! I used really thick paint and had a heck of a time wiping it off.
I still don't really get the smeared paint background... maybe it also needs to be thinner? I don't know... I think it's ugly,. My favorite part (surprisingly) is the head. Oh well, next project...
New grandma to the fabulous Stella James! Part-time teacher, water person who loves nothing better than the music of water dripping from her kayak paddle into the gulf. Voracious reader of mysteries and other (more serious) books recommended by friends. Getting old is sometimes harder than I'd like, but of course, it beats the alternative!