Friday, October 10, 2014

Into The Woods again..

I am so loving this months AJJM's theme!

I wanted this one to look story book like......

And what a perfect story like Little Red Riding Hood!!
Here's how it went....

I used tape to create the forest....
Another live and learn moment!! 
Masking tape not a great idea! Wow was that sticky!
Blue painters tape next time!
I ripped the page when I was removing the tape..oops!

I used Derwent Inktense sticks & Water soluble pencils for the background

Carefully peel & rip the page!!! Oops... another live & learn!!!!

Added color to the trees & ground

Add little red, pen detail & quote

Some Gelatos......and Done!

It actually came out the way I saw it in my head!!
Its so nice when that happens!!!!
Not sure why I like the dark side of this theme....
but its fun!!

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful page! Masking tape sometimes behaves badly, that's true, but your results are gorgeous. Valerie

  2. Oh gosh .. this is sooo beautiful Denise--I am in love with your
    Little Red Riding Hood

    awesome colors and cool to see your progress as well.... very inspiring!
    I found out that it is good to press the gluing side of my tape strips down to the fabric of my jeans before sticking to the gessoed paper...that makes it more easier for me to remove the stripes later and also a good trick I saw is to heat the stripes a bit with the heat gun or a hair dryer before removing them .. or bring the heat directly to the stripes during the removal.
    Thank you for another fabulous entry Denise!
    AJJ is happy about this and I am happy as well.

    Have a good weekend!

    1. Wow I never thought to do any of that with the tape! Thank you for the great advice I will definitely be trying that. I didn't gesso the paper but maybe I should next time. I didn't think the pencils would work well on gessoed paper. Thank You!!!

  3. Wow what a fabulous post! I love this process and how pretty your forest is. Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Wonderful! The forest has such a menacing feel. I suspect the wolf is hiding in there somewhere. Making Little Red so small contributes to the atmosphere. This really looks like a page out of a story book!

    I love the tips from froebelsternchen Susi!

  5. LOVE your forest and the process-just beautiful!

  6. Oh utterly fabulous. "Little Girl - COME BACK!, it could be dangerous!"
    Love the way you have made this, with the forest going right into the background, you've achieved super depth. The trees look terrific.
    I enjoyed reading about the progression of this too.

  7. Wow! That turned out great! Love the idea of using the tape here. Hugs! deb

  8. Nice page. Isn't it sad that the fate of Little Red Riding Hood and the poem you wrote is so true, even in so called civilized times?

  9. Love that forest! It's so atmospheric :)

  10. I love seeing the process of your art and how it came to be. This is especially wonderful. This piece fills my eyes to the brim.

  11. Fabulous and magical forest for little red riding hood!