Monday, December 3, 2012

Illustration Friday - STRETCH

 This week's theme for Illustration Friday is STRETCH.  This girl has a stretched neck and a cool quote too - 
"Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to STRETCH your own."
Stamped the quote onto her hat - stamping backwards is the technique that seems to work the best for me to get the words to fit in correctly.
 Got these stamps way back in the day at Hobby Lobby and this is my favorite ink - a true black.  So often black ink seems to be more like a dark purple.  One word of warning - if you stamp on top of paint it can take some time for this ink to dry.  I usually hit it with my heatgun to avoid smearing. 
Linking to Creative Every Day.

8 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is amazing Michelle. I hope you frame these!

alarmcat said...

pretty face...very cool quote!

this reminded me that I also have these stamp letters...somewhere. I must find them and start using them again!

Janet said...

Love the quote and the girl with the hat! She's great!!

veronica said...

hey! what's she hiding under that hat?

Cindy D. said...

I happened upon this at Flickr's Illustration Friday pool. She's really cool and I love the quote, and the colors. (As I said there!)

understandingalice.com said...

Well now, the quote stretched my mind! What a cool picture :D

pauline said...

oh Michelle... i really love your style. I think it's the limited colours and simple lines. And of course, the dots. (who doesn't love dots?!) Sending love your way. xox

denthe said...

This is great. I love where you put the quote. Interesting to work backwards ... Have to try that some time. Versafine is my favorite ink too. A bit hard to find here in Australia. Or maybe I don't know where to look yet ☺