"Count the Stars" Lettering with Paper Scrap Background

After a two week winter break from school, we are having another 2 days off from school!  The wind chills are down to -55 degrees F and the actual temperatures are around -20 F.  This is the coldest it's been in about 10 years.  They've already called off school for tomorrow too.  

Daria and I played a lot of My Little Ponies, made some scones, watched some tv and I practiced some image transfers and painting while she played with my art stuff.  I thought today would be a good day to catch up on some blogging.

A few weeks ago I made this "Count the Stars" picture in my art journal.  I liked the strips of colors in this pin and decided to make something inspired by the background.  

1.  I started by sketching out the letters with a pencil.

2.  Then I outlined them using my Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen (my favorite pen ever.) 

3.  Next, I filled in the areas around the words with strips of blue and turquoise scraps.  Some pieces of patterned tape were added too.  I cut out the hexagon shapes and added a little colored pencil on the edges to make them stand out.

4.  The letters are colored in with colored pencils and white paint markers.  I looked at areas within the background that I thought could use little patches of watercolor paint and added in some extra color.

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Tam Hess said...

The kids were back to school for me too. Scones mmmmmmm.......LOVE LOVE your count the start piece. The paper background is wonderful, so bright and happy!


My name is Erika. said...

Pretty like a delicate quilt. I like this idea.

Jackie said...

This is so lighthearted and fun! The colors are fantastic!!!

Yolanda said...

I like the colorful strips with your letting a lot.

Miriam Schulman said...

I'm so happy that I found your blog through Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! This piece makes me so happy to look at! I love all the colors and shapes!