The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hi ya'll!
Time for some Rummage and Ransack?

I combine 2 pages with their alterations today. The "scavenge" was a fortune from a fortune cookie. Well, since I haven't had one of those in ages, I decided to draw mine and make my own fortune up! The "alteration" was also the perfect journaling prompt for me right now as I am busy moving into my first official art studio located in a gallery downtown and it said to ask yourself 5 questions...you can see what's on my mind these days!!

I went minimalist on the supplies I used to create the pages too. I mainly used the charcoal pencils and the I-dent pent plus a few other things. The charcoal pencils that come in the kit are 6B's which means they are soft and very dark. Easy to smudge with your finger or a charcoal stump and if you need to add highlights then simply erase. The other "alteration" was to add some sort of teeny tiny decoration so I added some song notes to the stamped bird image.

You can also take a water brush and wet the charcoal edges to intensify the color and create some shadowing. I used the I-dent pen and the charcoal pencil together for the writing I added to the page.

I really enjoy the prompts in this book as I have never thought to do a fortune cookie page. It was a lot of fun and very easy using only the simplistic of supplies. I could have gone back in and added some color with the oil pastels from the kit, but I don't know...I just like the black and white scheme playing off the red color in the book.

No video today, but I did make a very short one over on my blog for the "Gift of Giving" blog hop showing my favorite ways to use Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. You have until the 14th to hop along with us with some fabulous prizes up for grabs!



9 Comments »

9 Responses to “The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One”

Chantal Vandenberg said...

AWESOME!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! This is amazing!!!!!!!

Crafts by Linda and Friends said...

Your so creative! Love it and the colors you used.

Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson said...

Well, minimalist worked. This is great. Got all my fingers and toes crossed for luck in your journey in your new studio space.

Jean said...

Another fabulous piece!

Sharon Estes said...

Sandee, I am so proud of you for taking this big new step in you talented artistic life. You will make it I know I faith in you. I love the charcoal pencil to work with the texture and the different ways of using it is awesome. I leaving you the BIGGEST BLOGGERS HUG AND LOVE...

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally fab and fantastic Sandee. Love it!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Such a big step Sandee and one you should be proud of! What a fun and creative way to document this accomplishment.

Sandy said...

Oh how wonderful you are moving into a studio space.. Such exciting time for you all the best of luck with it all..
Paint on..
Sandy :)