We all have our favourite moments from the Musicals. Due
to copyright issues, I'm unable to reproduce any of the iconic images we all
know, but instead I've tried to capture the sentiment of each musical.
Inspired by ... The Lion King. The drum and the
background are traced with a fine black drawing pen. The background is then
coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils. I used felt tips directly
onto the parchment to colour the drum - but test your pen first to make sure
it doesn't destroy the parchment as some felt tips are too wet. If this is
so, rub the felt tip on a palette and take up the colour on a slightly moist
Inspired by ... My Fair Lady. The dresses - the hats -
there was no thinking twice about how to portray this musical! The figure is
traced with a fine black drawing pen. The grid used is Multigrid 19.
Inspired by ... The Sound of Music. A whitework design
with just one splash of colour in the sky. I've used the edelweiss as a motif
rather than a naturalistic form. The border is made with a semi-circle tool which
is also used in the flower-centres.
Inspired by….White Christmas.
‘A Christmas Wish’ is a black and white design approx. 17.2cm x
12.7cm. featuring this simple verse.
‘On Christmas Eve, may snowflakes fall
And gently settle over all.
Then trees, once black against the night,
Will shine and sparkle, frosty-bright.’
Also inspired by White Christmas, ‘Christmas Night’
is a slimmed-down version of the previous design, but instead of the verse,
it features a snowy scene. As
before, the border is made with the moon tool.
Inspired by ……The Wizard of Oz.
With bluebirds and a rainbow, that's pretty obvious! The rainbow is
coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils to keep it looking faraway
and misty. The bluebirds are traced with white ink then coloured on the
reverse with blue felt tip pen.
Inspired by ... Singin' in the Rain. Gene Kelly is
nowhere to be seen, but there is plenty of rain. The young lady caught in
the rain shower is traced with a fine black liner pen then the picture is
coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils. The simple border is made
with the almond tool.
The silhouette is first traced with a black drawing pen and then
filled in with black ink, applied with a paintbrush.
Hint – if you feel your silhouette isn’t black enough, try adding some
black blendable pencil on the reverse. Step by step instructions are
given for colouring the ribbons bordering this design. The Pergamano moon
and semi-circle tools are used side-by-side.
Inspired by ... Hello Dolly, this design features a 'twenties'
version of the lady herself traced with a fine black drawing pen and then
coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils. The Pergamano semi-circle
and moon tools are used in this design and the small hearts are perforated
on a fine straight grid.