Well, I kept looking and looking at the card from yesterday and in the end I think I don’t like the pink, and the bluish skin. LOL! I do that a lot. Make something, then only once I look at the completed project do I decide what I need to do to make it better. Sometimes I do wish I would realize BEFORE it is complete, but I think I just need to SEE the whole thing done before I can decide.
So anyway, I did say I would share how I did it, but I am using the new, improved one, rather than the other one.
I stamped the big head with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. I then stamp again on a Post-it note and cut out a mask (just INSIDE the edge of the stamped image, so I can avoid as much of the “halo effect”.
Once you cut out the mask, store it with your stamp – as you can see I;ve used mine quite a bit!
I use a stamp positioner to ensure the body is in the right spot.
I cut a mask of the body as well and with both bits masked, stamp the background over top. I used the stamp positioner again, because I wanted the feet to be straight above the line at the bottom of the background stamp.
Then I grabbed my trusty plastic mesh and laid it over the image (with the mask in place again!)
That gives me a lovely grid pattern on the background.
I added the leters and coloured the image in shades of grey. I like it MUCH better.
Just a couple of other things – first, the letters. I really love how they turned out. I took some letter stickers and dotted on the Copic ink. As the dots dry and new wet dots get placed over them, the ink sort of bleeds and spreads – it’s a bit like Alcohol ink when it gets tamped on.
I’ll def do that again!
OH! and before I forget. I’ve mentioned before that I am haunted by the idea that I had seen the big-heads on a little body someplace, and every so often I go searching to see if I can find where I originally saw it. As I was doing that it came to me that the stamp involved was Moth Fab, so I added that to the search string.
And guess what? I found the post I was looking for! As soon as I saw the header I KNEW it was the place. and “head transplant” rang a huge bell. So I wasn’t totally remembering it right, Kaz just switched two heads, Prom Queen’s head on Moth Fab’s body, but it was the seed of the idea to use a BIG head instead. PHEW. Now I feel a whole lot better 🙂