I just love this Princess Tilda! An opportunity to use some shimmer and shine and those little rhinestones that I thought I had to have! You can find the Tilda's at Diana's here! Oh my, I haven't used some of the Tilda's I just got and there are some adorable new ones!!!
Have always tried to do some shadowing around the images to help the dimension, and on my wandering through the internet, I ran across a technique called Trompe L'oeil, which is French for Trick of the Eye. Thought I would give it a try. Now this is just my version here, but think it was pronounced something like trump loy.
Edit: Had watched a video and this was what the gal called it, but just did a little more research on Trompe L'oeil and this shading is probably stretching the description. This really is an amazing art. Hope the true artists don't get upset with us crafter's making the techniques into our own little craft versions!!! :)
Still working on how to leave the highlights, and colored this darling Tilda with the Distress Ink refills and water brush. Mainly used Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone for the shadow. I do tend to grab a little bit of other colors to deepen too, so don't be afraid to mix and match! These inks blend so beautifully. Added teeny tiny rhinestones and used a Marvy DecoColor paint pen for some accents. The flowers are from Punch Bunch: blossoms and twig punches.
Still a little time for a chance at my blog candy that has the distress ink palette. Check my previous posting! It is so fun to hear from all over the world!!!
Enjoy the day!!! Thanks for stopping by. Would love to hear if you have tried the Trompe L'oeil or a "crafter's version"!