began with a piece of white card 4" x 6" which I coloured with Vintage
Photo Distress Ink to add an aged grungy feel to the background.
stamped the Paperboy image onto the inked backdrop, created a mask of
the boy and then I inked the Bottle Caps Background stamp with Black
Archival Ink and stamped onto the background over the Paperboy image and
then removed the mask so that the Bottle Caps appear behind the
Paperboy. I added a spotlight to the boy, adding an old vintage pocket
watch rim around the image. To highlight the boy further I drew around
the image with a Stabilo All pencil and then smudged with a waterbrush. I
added Live, Laugh, Play to the rim using The Golf Club stamp set, colouring the edges of each word with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
added splatters of Fired Brick Distress Paint to the background and
also included an old bottle cap for added dimension. Scratchy paint
lines ground my Paperboy image.