Thursday 17 January 2013

Dragon by Moonlight

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting.  This is my contribution to the Dragons-Dream Tag-It-On challenge number 133.  The recipe is -a mythical creature, a clear moon, and a night sky.

 I've had this dragon stamp for some time and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to haul it out and use it!  I stamped it in black archival ink and then masked the dragon and the moon with post-its while I did the sky - I used Inkylicious's Colur Dusters to apply Distress Inks in shades of blue.  I find the Colour Dusters (which look rather like shaving brushes) work very well with masking as you can be quite gentle with them and not disturb your mask too much.  (For the dragon's mask, I also put a little bit of Quickie Glue around the edges and the fine details and let it dry so that it became a repositionable glue - it made things SOOOO much easier!)  While the mask was in place, I also stamped in the branches (stamps by Clarity). 

Once the background was in place, I removed the mask from the moon.  As I was working on a white surface, it was too stark a contrast so I brushed on some Scattered Straw DI, then dabbed on some water with my fingers and then blotted it off with a paper towel and repeated until I liked the effect.

I coloured the dragon with Bruynzeel Superpoint felt-tip pens and used an opaque white pen to highlight some of the details and to add some "stars" to the night sky.  The final touch is a bit of American seam binding coloured with Distress Stains for the tag's tie.  I do hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by - please come back any time, you'll bevery welcome!


ElizabethR said...

He's a fantastic Dragon and beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Monique's art said...

Wow. This is an awesome tag. Love the colours and the dragon is awesome

Thanks for sharing at tio

ria gall said...

This is really stunning the dragon is amazing. I love all the colours used they crate one fantastic tag.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Keren, I love how you have coloured the moon. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Sue x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, that's a breathtaking tag. Love the dragon and it's wonderful coloring. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream TIO this fortnight.

May said...

Fabulous tag, Love that dragon... The moon is amazing!! Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons dream... May x x x