I’m miserably ill with a chest cold that keeps me coughinh all night, so I though I’d share some behind the scenes views of a piece I created a few days ago.
First, I created the background by using the scraping method. I dotted the top edge of the paper with various colors of acrylic paint and dragged it down using a piece of corrugated cardboard (which created the striated effect).
Then I used a stencil to create some birch tree trunks with white acrylic paint.
I cut out the trees and colored on top with oil pastels.
I used baby oil and my fingertip to blend the oil pastel over the trunks.
I used another stencil to trace out a fox and cut it out of cardstock.
I used the same oil pastel and baby oil method to color the fox.
Finally, I glued all of the elements to the background and stamped the leaves on the trees using a round sponge brush and acrylic paint. Voila!