Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer of Color - Week 5

Hello my dears!  Welcome back again.

Today I'm sharing a piece I did (finally) for Summer of Color.  Don't know what Summer of Color is?  SoC is a fabulous yearly "summer camp" of amazing color prompts and a lovely community of talented artists.  I participated last year and had a blast so I knew that I would most definitely be participating this year as well.  Unfortunately SoC coincided completely with my move.  Total bummer!  I did hop on the wagon just in time for Week 5 and 6 so I didn't miss it completely.

"If people want to make war, they should make a color war, 
and paint each others' cities up in the night in pinks and greens."
- Yoko Ono
This week's color palette:
Green + Green + Pink
Color inspiration:  Distress Inks - Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry
I watched Kristin's video of the girl she did for this week and absolutely loved the candy striped hair.  Since it'd been a while since I'd done any painting I decided to jump right back in with some face practice.  Voila!  My little lady with her bubblegum hair and polka dots was born.

I splurged just before my move and bought a Dylusions stamp and stencil set (Star Script) now being carried by my local Michael's.  I really wanted an excuse to use the numbers so I thought I'd put a "5" on her cheek for Week 5.  That got me to thinking... what if I did a series of faces and incorporated the week's number into the piece?  Yes indeed!  I sat down and sketched up 5 more faces for the weeks I'd missed and the next week so I would have my faces ready when I had time.

In Progress

It was fantastic to get back into the groove after nearly six weeks of very little creative play.  I used a combination of Distress Inks and Paints in my chosen colors as well as a few Neocolor IIs in coordinating colors.  My Dylusions stamps were perfect for adding leaves which I stamped onto dictionary paper that I'd colored using my favorite Distress smooshing (not the technical term I'm sure) technique.  A little tinted Molding Paste through a Crafter's Workshop stencil completed her.

 While I still have to catch up on Week's 1-4, at least I was able to jump in just in time for Week 5!

I'll see y'all next week for Week Six - the final week of SoC.  Remember, it's never too late to start and you can always get the previous prompts from Kristin's blog.

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