I wanted to play with some new Oil Pastels I got recently. I got them to colour in images with as I fancied a change from the pencils I usually use. I have seen Helen using these to great effect, and I just had to try them. I got mine from Paper Artsy. I only used them on the images, but I am really pleased with them. The background is done with my ever faithful Distress inks.
The images and background were built up with masking.
The Icarus image is by lost coast I just love him. I have used him so much since I got him, but I only today realised I have never blogged him before. His available from Happy Daze.
I did this with the Gothic Arches Challenge of Fly the Nest in mind, Icarus is trying desperately to escape his small town with his hand made flying contraption, I just hope he makes it.