Here it is…my “Elenora Kitten” video. I think I goofed up the intro about seven times before I got this one. In the first couple of versions I sounded like I was saying, “Thanks for shopping by.” How’s that for subtle advertising? This version is over on my YouTube channel. I enjoy the dismissive gesture I make after I try to explain what a flat and a round are. That makes me laugh.
I traced my drawing, preparing to transfer it to my canvas with transfer paper, when I got an idea! Why not just print my drawing right on my canvas with a digital printer! Why didn’t I think of that in the first place?
And here is a photo of the two tucks in the corners that you make when you do a gallery wrap, which means the staples are around the back instead of on the sides. Again, you can click on the photo to make it bigger.
So much easier!
My lop-earred rabbit is painted, printed, and available on our Ruffing’s site here, and in my Etsy shop! Painting on the Claybord was a little like painting on illustration board, in that the surface was more absorbent than watercolor paper usually is, but that made for some interesting effects. The detail that you can add by scratching the surface is great. I used a dental pick and some of the Claybord tools that came in the toolkit. I was able to add fine lines and textures for lace and bunny hair.
I also put together my first video for my new YouTube channel. After a couple of failed attempts using one program, I realized that the Roxio program my aunt gave us had a video-editing program included in it, VideoWave. It was an older version, but our computer is about the same vintage. So, it worked out. I had to edit out the parts of the video where I actually smiled because there were loud crunching sounds at the beginning and end of that segment when the on/off button had been pushed. I’ll know to let the camera run a little longer at the start and finish next time.