Sunday, March 1, 2009

Background...kinda spooky and eerie

This background started off black and the colors were built up using a dry brush technique with a crummy bristle brush.  Then stamps were added. It is 7 x 7 . It looks rather spooky with the black leaves.  Just a spooky day I guess. 

Also, my sunflowers are in this Treasury--it's the second image of the sunflowers in the glass vase. Pretty cool! 

9 comments:

2ifbysea said...

I love this one!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Oh, totally awesome!

lori vliegen said...

i love the black in this...it really sets off the green, and the white text just pops! congrats on your treasury...love the sunflowers!

e.beck.artist said...

i love the way that canvas is built up ... looks fab ...

Gifts of Creation said...

I like this background a lot...sometimes it is just fun to do something different!

Julie-ann said...

Hi Marther, sorry you couldn't find the pencils, they are probably charging to much here in the UK and would not go down well in the USA?
The pencils I use, there like rich oily pencils.
Suzi blu uses watercolor pencils and watercolor pastels. That way you can shade then get a little water on your brush and blend it all together to make it look seemless if wished.
Thank you for leaving a message on my blog!

Julie-ann said...

I love the background, really cool how you have made the words look eerie! I bet your painting is going to look great!

Sherry said...

I really like this background with the dark colors. All of my backgrounds tend to lean on the lighter side. The one dark one I did manage to do; I ended up covering it gesso and started over. :(

julie king said...

i'm not feeling the spooky part at all. it has an ethereal or mystical feeling to me. can't wait to see the next step!

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