24 September 2011

Make it Crafty - White Mist Challenge

The Make it Crafty Design Team have been playing around with "white mist" this week - a great technique for those upcoming Halloween projects!

All of the Design Team Misty masterpieces can be seen over at the
Make It Crafty Gallery HERE

Having never attempted something like this before I decided to take a photograph before and after:

To colour these goggles normally was a challenge, I can see I've missed a couple of shadows, but on a whole I am quite pleased with them.  Then came the scary part - adding mist.  I decided to add rather than attempt to incorporate mist whilst colouring as my chosen image was so detailed to begin with.

In order to ensure I was going to create realistic mist I googled for images and found that it hangs in and around objects in wisps rather than fog which covers more densly.

Here is the misty version:

I did try initially creating mist with my Caran D'Ache pencils but found it just didn't give the wispy appearance I was after, so I erased it and went with option two, Chalk ink.  This I applied with a cotton bud, adding layers of ink until I was happy with the density.

To get the mist to drift in and around the goggles I masked parts of them and the leaves enabling me to blob on the ink in the right areas - I am pretty pleased with the result - what do you think?

Make it Crafty Steampunk Googles

It's not surprising that I got through alot of Copic colours on this one:

Now come on, it's your turn to have a go - I really cannot wait to see how you guys interpret this challenge - please post your entries HERE

And don't forget we are having a Make it Crafty Blog Hop starting 27 September (Zoe's Birthday) and I'll be your first port of call - so mark your diaries.



Dorcas said...

Its gotta be a pretty scary thing laying ink over a perfectly covered image!! But I think it works. Both are really good, I can't decided which one I prefer, I'm glad you took pics of both. :-) NIce job, GF!!

angelwhispers said...

My word Jane its spot on just amazing must have taken you ages!! Chanelle xxx

Shar said...

Wow. Phenomenal. LOVE the inky mist effect.

Delphine said...

WOW... Absolutely fantastic mist, Jane! It is so so real! But I have to say... I can't see the shadows you have missed:-)!!! Hugs Delphine xx

Christine said...

Your creativity & talent is AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Look at that amazing coloring! Beautiful job Jane! I'm comin over so you can show me how ya do it!! ;) hugs, Angela

Carly said...

Stunning! Your colouring is amazing.

MaRyKaY said...

wow that is awesome. first time I've seen anything like that on a card using markers and chalks and stuff. amazing. love it

Cathy said...

Jane, this is awesome, I am always scared to do things like that too when I like a colored image, but this is gorgeous. I love your blog, don't know why I waited so long to find it,..sorry.

Spyder said...

owoo wow brilliant, I came over to see another of your creations I saw this, perfect colouring!!

Squirrel x said...

I'm speechless (and that's rare!) Hugs Sxx