Daydream Believer

created by Trish Latimer for A Sprinkle Of Imagination

A short 'how to' to show how my person evolved!
Sketch her out first....

Tracing an outline

(I use watercolour paper for this.. I'll explain why in a min...)
I want the wings to be text paper, so I need to trace them. I use deli paper as I've got loads hanging around (don't much care for it as a substrate for some reason!)

Cut them out, then trace and cut the shape from text paper....


Daydream Believer Colouring The Dress

That will get stuck on later. Now to do the colouring. I've tried all manner of things in various combinations for colouring faces, and right now my favourite things to use are watercolour pencils! Hence my use of watercolour paper...

Daydream Believer Background

Her dress is coloured with watercolour pencils too, and her hair is black acrylic ink applied with a waterbrush. Cut her out, and stick her to the background...

The background is a simple smeared red paint affair, with a little gesso here and there. Stencilling, and stamping using the Prima Coffee stains stamps. A little white pen doodling and the background is complete.....


I drew in the details with a fineliner pen, and outlined the wings, dress etc....

 I also drew around the whole thing with a black watercolour pencil, and smudged it with the waterbrush again. I like how this gives a messy outline!


The final touches were the typed words...


Products Used in this project

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