Friday, 21 July 2017

All things Grunge Girl..

It's time for another challenge over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog 
for residents in the UK and Northern Ireland
For the next two weeks the Theme will be *All Things Grunge* 
I hope you find time to share your 
Grungy creations with us and join in with the challenge over HERE
There's a £20 voucher to spend in the That's Crafty Store for the winning entry.

Here in words and pictures is my take on *All things Grunge*


I painted an MDF GiganTAG with two coats of White Gesso this gave me the surface tooth needed to create my Grunge Girl. Using the Dinky Eye Stencil I traced the outline with a pencil adding detail to the iris and giving the eye a pupil.


I then filled the GiganTag space by drawing a face, adding shadow, shade
and colour using caran d'Ache neocolor pastels and coloured pencils.


A Black Posca Marker has helped define the outer eye with shimmer paints
 dripped down the eye in a sequence of light to dark, pink, purple and Charcoal.


After the final detail has been added to the eyes the stencil has been laid back on top 
and 3D Gloss Gel pushed through it. The Gel although it appears white at first 
does dry completely clear giving a glossy raised effect over it.


I repeated the process giving more dimension and when dry I used the black Posca Marker to trace over the dry gel defining the darker areas of the eye and adding lashes.


Antique silver Shimmer paint has added a glimmer of light to the hair and glossy accents a shiny look to the lips. Sari Silk Ribbon with Tyvek Beads and pearls have added interest to my *GiganTAG Grunge Girl*


There's so many directions you can take with this challenge and I hope you like my take on *Anything Grunge* Thank you for sharing your time with me again and I look forward to seeing what route you take over the next fortnights Challenge.

Take care and Stay Safe..
Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

That's Crafty ~ White Gesso
That's Crafty Surfaces ~ MDF GiganTAG
That's Crafty Dinky ~ Stencil Eye TC089
That's Crafty Shimmer Paints Pink Purple Charcoal Antique Silver
Posca Marker Pens
Prima Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel Transparent
Ranger Inkessentials ~ Glossy Accents
Caran d'Ache ~ Neocolour pastels/pencils
Tyvek ~ Lots of How To Video's showing how to make Tyvek Beads online.

16 comments:

  1. Fantastic Tracey, love the drama of it,amazing
    hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you Donna, I see where you are coming from regarding the drama.. It reminded me of my Youth and very late night hee hee xx

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  2. I admire you for drawing her face yourself -apart from the eyes-in such a big size, to fit the huge tag, Tracey, you are fantastic,--- and stunning ,the way you treated her eyes to make them live.Yes really dramatic, dear.
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dorthe, I have always loved to draw faces especially eyes. The GiganTags are the perfect surface to enable free hand drawing as you can put pressure on without damaging what was underneath xx

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  3. Oh wow Tracey. How fabulous is this. You have done a fantastic job creating that face. The eye is amazing. Love it.
    Much lover, Bev. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Bev.. glad you like her. Have a super weekend xx

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  4. Absolutely love this Tracey, how you've transformed the eye stencil is stunning. Fabulous!!
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Oh Thank you Amanda your comments and complements means so much to me. I don't show many of my own drawings, maybe one day I will be brave enough to do so xx

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  5. Wow!!! This is just brilliant... what a clever design from the eye stencil and amazing skills on display! Xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki, it's a very versatile stencil, easy to use as a focal image and build around it. Glad you like it :) xx

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  6. Tracey this is amazing, you are sooo clever. Have a great week, Sue xx

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    1. Oh Thank you Sue, your very kind. Hope you had a great weekend and are now ready for the week ahead xx

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  7. O.M.Geeeeee Tracey... your face is fabulous and moody, the shading and colours are fantastic!!!. I love your work. Xxx

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    1. Thank you Jane, that was exactly the look I was trying to create, glad you could see it.. xx

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Thank you for sharing your time, your comments and views are as welcome as you are xx