(Vargas Girl Postcard)
Of course I can ! So I shimmied on my
nightie thinking cap and went to work. I always start with a little research. This helped me divide my backdrops into three groupings. My first inspiration was the Pin Up Girls by the artist Vargas and popular during World War II. These candy colored drawings were often seen on the nose of fighter planes. For the Pin- Up samples I selected rich pastels and warm silver and gold accents.
The first is Billie's Bubbles named after the dancer Billie Burke. I like to include history when I name my samples! Bubbles seemed appropriate-light and frothy plus maybe someone will pose in a champagne glass. The back ground is Vesuvio Gold Metal Glow and the new FE High Hide Silver Metallic pounced at the same time with very fine silver glitter blown into the wet material. I used architectural stencils for the silver hologram foil bubbles.
Leaving the stencil in place for both the Wundasize and the foil application will give you a cleaner shape. I shade the edges of the bubbles a bit with a dry stencil brush and a bit of brown colorant. When working with glitter it gets everywhere. I sanded to remove any loose pieces and then rolled a clear coat of C500 gloss top coat to lock the glitter down.