I used the jar the other night and the word I pulled out was"elegant". Elegant makes me think of a fancy dining room or elegant dress so I decided to create the background with the word elegant in mind.
I first used washi tape, tissue paper with music notes, and dictionary pages to cover my background. Then I used water color crayons in, beige, salmon and yellow to cover the page. Next came a layer of titan buff and titan white rolled on with a roller. After the paint dried I used a tear drop stencil and molding paste to create some texture. When the molding paste dried I used some tan and brown water colors to wash over the tear drops. I then started on the drawing of the girl. I decided I wanted her to have a side profile and a long dress. One of the stencils marks came through on her arm and I thought it looked like a tattoo so I went with it. I choose to color her hair lavender and used neo colors, pencil, pro markers and titan buff to color in her face and body. I used a water color crayon in aqua and twinkling H20's for her eyes along with pencil and pro markers to complete them.
I finished up the piece by adding some stamping with a butterfly stamp and words then used distress inks in Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz for the corners and on the tear drops. I used a rub on of the words, " stand boldly" in small writing next her.
I really like how she turned out and I look forward to my new word that I will jump from.
She stands boldly in her elegant world.