This week's challenge set by Crafty Moira
for those on her Falling For You
Art Journal course
(see sidebar for details)
'Apple of My Eye'.
Moira set just 2 rules -
1. The image of an apple had to be used (tick)
2. A definition of the phrase, true OR false,
had to be given (tick).
Well I don't know about you, but I thought
the little baby in the picture
(from a magazine, not one of my own darlings)
was so cute, and good enough to eat.
Sweet, shiny new, and full of goodness.
I would like to stress here and now that
I DO NOT EAT BABIES OR SMALL CHILDREN!
It's just an expression, right?!
I did the background by pressing down
corrugated cardboard into wet gesso,
and then immediately removing it.
The stripy effect remained.
Once the gesso was dry I used watercolour
crayons to add the colour.
The apples are a transfer done with gesso
- the first time I've tried transferring with gesso -
I like the imperfect result!
(The line behind the baby's nose and eye is
a feather stuck on the previous page)