Friday, 14 February 2014

Sugar Love

Wishing you some Sugar Love this Valentine's Day!

I have been working away on Life Book lessons, I won't post every lesson here but thought you might like to see this fun page inspired by Marieke Blokland wk 5 class.

Who says Valentine's Day is only for couples? Or has to be about roses and chocolates. I think it is important to give ourselves that special attention we all deserve no matter what the day! Finding positive ways to fill up our being with love and nurturing. It could be as simple as lighting a scented candle, listening to your favourite music, reading a book or going for a walk. Whatever gives your heart joy, remember to give yourself some sweet inner love.


I drew the sugar babe figure on cold pressed watercolour paper, then using acrylics and cran d'ache watersoluble crayons painted her in. Her cute polka dot dress is made from scrapbook paper. After I cut her out she was glued down to the background using gel medium.

The background consists of black gesso with layers of acrylic paint applied with a brayer. Some scratched in circles add to the texture along with oil pastel and Japanese washi tape for the overall effect. Graphite pencil was used for the finishing touches and white sharpie paint pen for the highlights.

I think she has a bit of a 1950's vibe going on, what do you think?

Until next time, Happy Creating!

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