Here is my entry for the zen colouring contest.
I am frustrated by the inadequacies of my cell phone for taking photos, therefore I will add more photos with different angles, and I will tell you exactly how I made this.
I decoupaged handmade paper randomly on a wooden board.
I printed two of the stencils, both on watercolour paper. The first one I did, I only coloured in one colour: an irredescent pink. That was meant to be the shadow, because I intended a three-dimensional effect.
I coloured the second dragonfly with watercolour pencils, and outlined every segment with glitter gel pens to create an irredescent effect.
I covered everything with cling plastic to prevent the colours from smudging when I use glue. (This is why everything seems so terribly shiny - the photos really do not show the actual effect well enough.)
First I glued the "shadow" to the board, and then I pasted the coloured dragonfly on top, using some acrylic texture paint to make the wings stand up a tiny bit.
I added a purple watercolour wash around the dragonfly to make it stand out against the rather busy, but monotone background.
I added the text with a purple Sharpie.
Here I have to give credit:
And this is the end product, taken at an angle, so that you can have an idea of what it looks like without having the photo pick up all the shiny bits:
I hope you enjoy - I had great fun doing this!
Colour for next week: how about aqua/teal?