On this one, I transferred Melissa's image from an ink jet transparency print using Golden's soft gel. The flesh tones were accomplished using StazOn refill solvent in Saddle Brown mixed with titanium white acrylic. A speck of Naphthol Red Light was also used for the pink tones.
The tea napkin used for her head scarf had traveled to me that very day from Chantal in England. The butterfly is also a personal image from my garden.
Melissa's image was transferred from a plain paper ink jet print with soft gel medium. I started the flesh tones with water color crayons; however, I think those layers were subsequently covered with a mixture of Folk Art Skintone and heavy body acrylics.
The word "daughter" was a serendipitous discovery in the collage text. It is just above the butterfly left wing. You know and I know that this little bit of serendipity was Norah'S doings but I didn't tell CPS that.
I have to tell you that I was pretty amazed at the discovery. Remember it is my daughter's image.
Next is the real Eighth Day of Christmas
What I did learn is you can stick the tiny brush directly into the top of the bottle and paint with the ink. The brush will load with enough ink to paint tiny detail lines like eye lashes etc.
Then, I cleaned my brush by rubbing it on the felt pad in the top of the StazOn All-purpose cleaner.
So in addition to cleaning up or even totally erasing a stamped image you can also use the little brush that is still damp with the cleaner to blend or smudge the StazOn ink when that effect is desired.
When I want to totally remove a stamped image that just didn't land beautifully, I use a q-tip.
When too much ink gets on the pad in the top of the cleaner, just dab the pad with a towel and the ink transfers to the towel.
The little bottle of cleaner says "all purpose" but nobody ever told me these purposes.
Did anybody ever tell you?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I look forward to sharing it with all of you and just want to tell you how much I love love hearing from you all.