Moving on to hair today, I find black hair the most difficult to do, but using the techniques shown in the video, here is a little black haired poppet. You can see I added a few white highlights with a signo pen.....................
Here is a card made with a little dark skinned and black haired Tilda by Magnolia. I perched her on a nestability circle, the cardstock is core-dinations, and the pattern papers some very old DCWV ones.
In the video, I have shown how to do blonde hair, brown and black, but suddenly remembered that I hadn't done red hair. This was a bit of a challenge, but in the end I came up with the colours. I coloured her really quickly so that you could see the effect, but you get the idea...
Blonde - Primrose (palest)
Pastel Yellow (roots and tips)
Buttercup (darker shading)
Brown - Sandstone (palest)
(variations of all these shades work well for brown hair)
Black - cool grey 1 all over
then shades of cool grey 3, 4 & 5
black to tips and roots (use VERY sparingly)
(you can also use ice grey 1,3, 4 & 5)
Red - apricot (lightest)
Tomorrow I'll be colouring the teddy, and shadowing the image
As you know, I am a great people-watcher (my kids call it being nosey!). So I sit and sip my coffee yesterday, and watch a couple at the next table (I have found that sunglasses are a great help when you are people-watching/being nosey). Hmm, middle aged, no rings on her fingers, wonder what their relationship is...........well, I soon knew. They proceeded to have the loudest, frankest argument, and I soon knew EXACTLY what their relationship was, he wasn't very good in the ermm bedroom department apparently, (I was given a little more information than was necessary about that), she was a hopeless cook...............and so it went on, and on, and on. By this time my iced coffee was tepid, but there was no way I was shifting, it was better than a soap opera. They both, at different times, turned to me and shrugged with raised eyebrows. I shrugged back and raised my own eyebrows behind my sunglasses. I really felt like a silent mediator, but although the words 'this really isn't working you know' were almost bursting out of me, I managed to keep silent. There's nothing like hearing someone else having a blazing row to make you feel happy with your own life.....
See you tomorrow