Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dancing in the rain : slang

not letting the bad stuff get you down
This is a 6" x 12" wall hanging created on chipboard.
The background was made entirely of Faded Jeans Distress Stain. Once applied the board was spritzed with water. Then heat set.
The dancer and the umbrella are 2 digital images that I merged and printed out. Then I cut it out and painted it black with acrylic paint and adhered it to the board.
 I used Sail Boat Blue alcohol ink and Diamond stickles to create the rain. First I tilted my board and dropped the alcohol inks letting them run down the board, once they were dry I came back with my Diamond Stickles and lightly streaked the drops. At the top of the board I slathered on the same Diamond Stickles and using my finger I spread them out and downward to give the illusion of a rain cloud. This is one of my favorite techniques.
 The bottom of the board was created using the Faded Jeans Distress stain and the Sail Boat Blue alcohol ink, but used in the opposite direction as the water dropplets. I was hoping to achieve a puddle splashing effect with my ballerina dancing in the rain. The entire board is edged with my charcoal pencil and smudged.
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hemp Cord
Dymo Label Maker
Ranger - Diamond Stickles, Faded Jeans Distress Stain, and Sail Boat Blue Alcohol Ink


Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, the blue against the back is gorgeous, I love the dancer and the sentiment. The way you have created the rain makes it look totally realistic - great job!! A x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so beautiful! love the blue and black combo!!

Rita said...

So pretty! The rain effect worked perfectly. :)

May said...

WOW, That rain effect is fabulous Sandee... Gorgeous wall hanger... Hugs May x x x

Katie said...

This is amazing! I love how it looks like it is raining!

BJ said...

Super piece Sandee. Sparkles in the rain. BJ

Roudi said...

Oh Sandee this is gorgeous! Love your ballerina. ♥


wwilloww said...

I absolutely love this wall hanging Sandee!!!

Craftychris said...

Wow this is fabulous! the image and quote are so cool and the rain is very effective. I love the colour too xx

Teresa Jaye said...

oh Sandee - I LOVE this one! (do I say that every time? hee hee!) The effects you got with the inks for your back ground are amazing.
I saw on your next post that you have put off buying panpastels. I have to tell you that I invested in them and have not been very successful:( I guess I should take a class or two. My biggest problem is that no matter what I try, I can't get them to stay put. They rub off on everything. Anyway, just wanted to tell you that for your consideration - maybe just get a couple to try and see if you like them, don't do what I did and buy a big set before trying them out!
Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandee, I absolutely love this piece. Do you sell your artwork?. If so, would it possible for me to buy a piece like this? My sister is a dancer, is going through a hard time right now, and I think this is just what she needs to help cheer her up. Please contact me at