Tuesday, March 6, 2007

caran d'ache

real earth angel, in progress
Originally uploaded by soleclaw23.

So, I tried my hand at using my new caran d'ache crayons a couple months ago, and never got around to blogging it. I suppose I was nervous about it, because I am so new at the technique.

However, now, the more I look at the finished result, the more I love it. The above image is a simple collage. The photo in the frame happened to be the perfect size for an ATC, and I figured starting small would be easy and more forgivable. I collaged all my magazine clipped elements, then added a thin layer of gesso to give it that white foggy look.

And this is what it looks like now, after I added the caran d'ache, rubber stamps, a rub-on, and some minimal penwork:

real earth angel atc

I'm scared to part with it I love it so much. I mentioned on flickr that I want to try making copies of this and trade those so I can keep the original. I still haven't done that, but I will I promise.


It's okay, Sweetie said...

Gorgeous! I love this, N. I can't wait to try this out. The orange is rich looking!

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Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.