Well since we are in the Bewitching Month of Ghosts, Ghouls, and adorable little ones dressed up in their finery … I thought I’d better get in the mood, so I ‘inked’ a Witches Hat while the Witch was wearing it …. but she’s only allowing you to see her Ruby Red Lips! She’s clever like that. Magic!
I made this inking for #InkTober2017 on a Postcard!
I bagged a bargain of over 90 Kanban Postcards for just £3.99 a few weeks ago in a Create and Craft sale. The postcards came in a selection of 3 different sizes, with sweet little pictures on the address side, and a simple, decorative background on the other side.
Since I like to use postcards quite often in crafting projects, it was a no brainer. I jumped at the chance of buying them, as they were such a bargain.
They’re rather good quality and very thick, so I knew that they’d take the ink without it bleeding through to the other side.
The Witches hat was first drawn with an ink pen, then I filled in the colour of the hat using black writing ink as I wanted to ensure that the writing I was planning to team with the hat were the exact same colour of black. The ribbon band on the hat was made using teal coloured Drawing Ink. (The buckle was added with a fine paint brush, using copper drawing ink)
The Witches Ruby Red Lips were coloured with an Ink Pen in a deep red colour.
I added highlights where the light would naturally hit the hat, using a silver drawing ink, applying it first with a brush and then moved it around with my finger tip. I’ve taken the next photo with the flash on, so that it really showed up where I’d added the highlights.
Once the hat was inked and the lips were in place … I first pencilled out the words (to make sure I got them in the right places), and then inked them. The highlights on the letters were all done with a Gelly Roll Pen.
Finally …. I dabbled some black ink on my glass mat and added a few drops of water, then picking up a little ink on my brush I spattered some ink over the card. I then did the same with some copper ink.
Of course … any Witch worth a cauldron, wouldn’t be complete without a Wand! ….
The Wand was one I made a while ago, meaning to put it for sale, but it got packed away when we were moving house and was never sold. I came across it, along with a couple of others, fairly recently, so thought I’d include it as the Witches Wand to make the whole thing ‘complete’. All she needed now was her black cat. Which I have (Alf Capone) … but it’s so difficult to photograph black cats!
Anyhoo … as I am want to say … That’s all there was to it! 🙂
Happy Monday! May your day be blessed with love and may you bless someone else with your own love.