The last few weeks I've been noticing fashions using the reverse spotlighting technique. Not the one in our tutorials section, but the one we did for TLC46--leaving something white when everything else is colored. Anyway, I've loved these dresses and skirts I have noticed with fabric using this technique where the focal image is white and the background is colored--usually yellow in the ones I have noticed. When we did TLC46, I struggled with it. I wondered when it would ever be a great use of the technique. Through the years, I have found a few uses for the technique, but I love this one the best. Most of these fashions have been florals, but today I had butterflies on my mind, so it is butterflies.
BTW--for some reason, I find butterflies intimidating to color and that's why they were on my mind. But that's a subject for another card because I didn't have to color these butterflies.
Anyway, back to my story about women's fashion...I wanted to put this fresh look I saw in fabric onto a card and was turning over in my mind how to do it. I discarded all of my ideas as too difficult, not going to work, etc. Then I opened up the Technique challenge today and knew I had to try it.
The Medium: Acrylic Paint
I'm comfortable using paint to a certain extent. I'm more comfortable doing big format things with paint. I'm comfortable slapping it around for a messy technique. But I'm not comfortable being precise with it on a small format.
It turns out that the yellow paint worked with me on this one because I didn't get enough coverage with one coat to cover up the antennae. So fly, girl! You can do it!
This Artist Trading Card is for my ATC Technique album.
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Mon, Sep 09, 2019 @ 9:33 AM
Sunny and happy. It reminds me of some of the fabric in my mother's stash, which I RAKed because it was brighter than I would ever wear. Neat that one coat of paint still let the antennae show through. I always think butterflies look better with them.