Shine by Heather McMahon

Hi! It’s Heather here and I’m sooooo excited to be playing with Tamara Laporte’s new packs! (Tam is known as @willowing on Instagram). There were so many sensational images in these packs that I had trouble deciding where to start but I finally settled on this striking black and white image of a lady printed on tissue. I feel she portrays so much emotion.

To make my background I layered up random offcuts of my geli-prints. I adore these colours! I tore out the tissue lady from the page of images using a small wet paintbrush to get edges that blend in well then I adhered her with gel medium. I love how you can’t see at all where the tissue is (no – it’s not the large white rectangle – that’s the geli-print paper underneath!) I used watercolours to add a few pops of colour to her lips and the butterfly/flower in her hair. I embellished her “Tam style” by adding a wing to her shoulder and an ‘earring” to her ear. These, plus the flowers and the word “Shine” are all printed on tissue.

This was so much fun! I adored playing with the new images and can’t wait to create more!

Drop over to our shop here to learn more about these amazing new releases or head to our blog post feature on Tam here to learn more about Tam and her incredible, uplifting art.

Happy creating!



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