Hello, hope everyone is dandy .
I'm still flaring and feel pretty awful, but a bit better.
This one's gonna take a while to get through.
Today I have a 4x6 Piece of art based on the book, Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. (The link is to a pdf where it can be read for free if you want and haven't yet.)
I read it in school but re-read it recently. It's still not one of my faves, but this one scene is a nice passage in the novel and shows Holden exhibiting a little maturity.
This is my depiction of the carrousel scene with Holden and his sister Phoebe.
I stenciled the background with Scattered Straw and Lost Shadow Distress Inks. Also did a little colored penciling on her coat to try to make it blue. I added the die cut top to the carrousel horse and the red and white swirl die cuts. The 3 diamond-y shapes at bottom right could be from a die or from a punch. They were leftover bits and bobs from another project. I used glitter gel pens and glitter markers also. I used colored pencils on the stenciled raindrops, then added some glaze pen and drops to each.
This is the digitally framed 4x6 card I printed out to begin with. I used pre-colored Free Dearie Dolls images and text I created in PSE.
I printed this out twice. Did the stenciling over the images. Then I fussy-cut the images from the second print and glued them on the first one.
The stencils I used.
The dies I used.
Detail shots to show the gel penning, glitter and shiny and foiled die cut card stock.
And last look, with the illustrated cover from the 1950's.
Funny because it's true: I'd already made my card before finding this cover, so mine is truly from my reading imagination, which is why Holden looks more nerdy as he was a prep school student, plus he's holding Phoebe's suitcase.
Have a great weekend
Thanks for visiting.
Book and dies used listed in above post
Scene in book takes place in NYC's Central Park
Pink and Sparkle
WDW Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Bottom row: Vintage / Masculine / Die cuts or Punches