Friday, September 19, 2014

Waxy Rainbows & A Giveaway to Come . . . .



“Don't seek to be happy; let everyone else chase after that rainbow. 
Seek to be kind, and you'll find the rainbow follows you.” 
― Richelle E. Goodrich


Hey Everyone! Happy Friday and happy PPF. . . .

I have a project here that's been in the works since - believe it or not - this year's Summer of Color! I've finally gotten around to finishing her, and took copious amounts of pictures along the way to show the progression from a quick sketch to a colorfully drippy & waxy finished piece. Wanna take a peek? Okay then, here we go. . . .

The initial sketch

Addition of collage pieces including decorative napkins, tissue paper & washi tape

Washes of blues and grays and the beginnings of her face

The rainbow is colored using 2-3 hues for each segment in a variety of mediums

Texture is added with acrylic white paint mixed with fiber paste pushed through a stencil

Using a quilting iron and crayons, I carefully melted 2 colors for each segment and let 'em drip

The final result! Additional touches include iridescent stars, Stickles glitter in her hair and tights, hash marks made with pencil, wax crayon scribbles (Caran D'ache 1), stamping and charcoal.


Thanks for looking! Now I'm headed over to PPF to see what everyone else is up to this week! 


But wait! Before you go, I'm really excited to offer you a chance to win a FREE SPOT on the next Life Book 2015


To do so, make sure you come back HERE this Sunday, 9/21 and enter. It's that simple. I'd love you to join us and am thrilled to offer you a chance to play along for an entire year of mixed media goodness for nothing, nada, zilch . . . . 

See you Sunday!

To Love & Art,
Kristin xo

29 comments:

massofhair said...

Great to see your process with this project, thank you so much for sharing.

Fantastic colours, bright happy page, love your creativity.

Will be back as would love to win a place on Life Book 2015:-) xxx

Annette G said...

O wow its fabulous, Kristin. Thank you for sharing the process. Annette x

Terri Corona said...

Ooh what fun! I love rainbows, and how clever to use crayons for wax - this just makes me happy! Thanks so much for sharing the progression, it's always so fun to see peoples process.

Christine said...

cute sketch, love the quote!

Fallingladies said...

Love the melted crayon addition!!

VonnyK said...

Love your picture, so bright and whimsical. Thanks for letting us see how it's done, wow, so much work in there.
Have a great weekend.
Von

sugar Creek said...

Oh I loooove her!! Love the drippy crayons and that it's so bright and cheery!!

Denise said...

So fun to watch the progression.All Your ladies are always pretty.I'm so excited and wishing for a spot this Year almost half way through and still in the running.

blondiesr71 said...

Love the colors and also how her pony tail looks like the bubbles you drew throughout the portrait. Love all the layers too!

Jo said...

Love the colors and the process.

Giggles said...

Love your adorable girl with all that yummy color too!! Very nice. Would be fun to win that class!

Hugs Giggles

Bev said...

Love this it's magical ...I tried to click on your blue buttons for your YouTube etc and they didn't work...

Valerie-Jael said...

Magical picture and love the drippy oil pastels, must try that! Valerie

Virginia said...

Oh that is gorgeous - I'll be back here Sunday!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love this beautiful work of art, Kristin! I love rainbows and the hope they exude! Yours is absolutely gorgeous. I cannot wait to come back and try for a spot in the class, too! HUGS to you, my friend!

Barbara Sartain said...

How exciting Love seeing the process so colorful and fun!!!

denthe said...

So sweet, cute, wonderful .... Love how you did the rainbow!

Krisha said...

Great tutorial. I LOVE this and all the details you've put on it.

bellefrogworks said...

Gorgeous - great texture with the melted crayons!

missy k said...

Beautiful work Kristin... thanks for sharing the journey I found that very inspiring :)

Love how you dripped the crayons!

Karen x

sheila 77 said...

Loved reading about how you made this and about your art materials. It looks so colourful and happy.

Beth Niquette said...

What an unusual way to make this incredibly appealing piece of art. This fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Craftychris said...

Oh my goodness! This is awesome! I love it so much. Wonderful colour and texture xxx

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Beautiful work! Pretty awesome that we're both teaching on Life Book! ;)
xo Jenny♥

Carin Cullen said...

How wonderful! Thanks for letting us see the progress shots. I love seeing your process. And she is too cute peeking up over that waxy rainbow.

Abigail Davidson said...

How sweet! I enjoyed seeing the stages of layering. Looks darling!

Danielle M said...

very lovely page!

Linda Kunsman said...

this is so beautiful Kristin!! Love how you melted the crayons on the rainbow-and I adore the freckles you gave that sweet girl!

JKW said...

This turned out to be a magical painting. I love it, especially the crayon drippings. Who would have thought, that is so creative. Blessings, Janet PPF