Sunday, 18 August 2013

Artastic using watercolour

The challenge at Artastic this month is using watercolours.
My clever daughter painted this painting of an octopus. The fine details are done in black pen and ink but the majority is watercolour.
I decided to use my photo of it as my inspiration, creating an all blue layout.
The trimmings came together well for me.
There were bella bling curls that look like tentacles.
 The net and gone fishing sign were in my stash and at Camp Mojo I was given these photo corners that also looked like tentacles.
I used "silky crayons " to freehand draw the tentacles then using water smoothed the crayon to create the watercolour effect.

12 comments:

Jane said...

That is certainly an amazing drawing your daughter has done and you have set if off nicely on your page Julene. Those tentacles have an ocean wave look about them which fits well with the theme. Thank you so much for playing along with us on ARTastic.

DebiJ said...

What a great artwork that your daughter created Julene...fabuous!
I loke how you worked your tentacles in, & the lovely blue page.
Thank you for playing along at ARTastic with us.

Elaine said...

Wow to both your daughter's artwork and your page. I love how you have drawn tentacles at the bottom. It adds depth to your page. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month.

Dale Tiernan said...

Artistic talent obviously runs in the family then Julene. Great work, the both of you.

LCSmithSAVED said...

I love when you have elements that totally support the photo - most excellent & artsy!

Chris Sexton said...

Wow, Julene, you have a very talented daughter. Taking a photo of her work and using it as the subject of your layout is a great way to record her work. Love the watery tentacles. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month.

Tone-Lill said...

Wow this is amazing... Your daugther's drawing is fantastic. I love how tou have used a photo of it on this gorgeous LO.
Thank you for playing along with us at ARTastic this month :)

petrii said...

What a lovely LO!! Your daughter's drawing is gorgeous!!
Blessings ~~ dawn

Lesley French said...

What a lovely way to remember your daughters creative side... By adding your own touch too. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month!

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

Cool =) Love your daughters painting. Yhanks for joining in at ARTastic this month.

Lisa said...

a clever and artistic way to showcase that fabulous picture your daughter drew.

Shazza said...

What a great piece of art from your daughter, love it! thanks for joining in ARTastic!