This page has two techniques; the background using acrylics and a wax resist for the ship.
Part A: The background
With all my pages, I started by drawing the basic image that I wanted, in this case the waves.
- Use a a mixture of Payne's Grey and Phthalo blue for the "stormy sky"
- Use Phthalo blue to paint the waves.
- Using Naples Yellow, and a filbert brush, paint over the still wet Phthalo blue, to create the greener shades.
- When paint is dry, dab on White on the crest of the waves.
- Add lightening with a yellow and white pencil
I like this technique, because it incorporates some of the background colour into the image, which is particularly useful when adding collage elements. In this case I stamped an image, but this would work equally well for b/w collage images, or a black and white drawing.
|Step 1: Stamp image onto paper (I used an old envelope)|
|Step 2: Outline key features with indelible ink (Copic Multiliner 0.03)|
|Step 3: Colour in dark areas, and areas of shadow. Here I used French Grey 20% for shadow|
|Step 4: Colour sails with white|
|Step 5: Add a wash of background colour (mix colour with water.)|
|Step 6: Wipe off excess colour with a wet baby wipe. Trim and use in your journal.|