The sign starts with my big art crush right now: watercolor paper 140 lb coated lightly with gesso and allowed to dry. Imagine Crafts very generously sent me their newest addition to their Kaleidacolor family collection of five-ink color pads, Tomato Vine and the individual Memento colors that are in that pad. These colors include Morocco, Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves, Espresso Truffle and Peanut Brittle. I took a brayer and inked it up with the Kaleidacolor pad then ran it across the dried prepared watercolor paper. Time to spritz with my little water bottle sprayer. I allowed the colors to run together and blotted them just a little not too much or you risk removing all the color. Now for the Fireworks! That would be Tsukineko Fireworks! Dandelion yellow spray ink. I allowed this to run and then blotted off the excess.
The clowns are digital images called "Euro Clowns" by Rick St. Dennis. He has the most amazing clip art on his site. I started coloring them in with Memento Markers and then fancy cut out the images. For their faces I used copic markers, then added a little glitter with my Gelly Roll Starz pen through out. The letters for my word were stamped on a plain, scrap piece of watercolor paper using StazOn Black ink. I used a Julie Balzer Honeycomb stencil and a dauber to lay some Espresso Truffle lightly onto the surface. To attach the word and the image firmly to the paper Matte Medium seems to be the best adhesive.
To finish the project I used an old credit card to draw lines in black, white and red acrylic paints. A chevron stencil to put a translucent design over the project randomly, Pearlescent stencil paste by Dreamweavers is my favorite paste. The final touch is the delightful hanger to hold it in place on my door. Here are a few photos.