Friday, September 25, 2015

Shadow Stamping with White Ink

Aloha friends,

As you can see, I've been a bit busy this week trying to make cards which I am so far behind in. I saw Jennifer MacGuire make a card stamping white first, then the same image in a color over that. It looked so soft, delicate - I had to try!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Avery Elle "Thanks a Bunch" and border stitching by Technique Tuesday
Black & White Inks and cardstock: Gina K. Designs
Color Inks by Stampin' Up
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh






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Watercolor Class II - Day 2: Using Inktense Watercolor Pencils

Hi there, again, Online Card Class Day II Watercolor - click here to go to page: Using Watercolor Pencils

I love Inktense watercolor pencils. I only have 12 pencils, but that's enough to create all sorts of goodness. Yes, I took liberty with the parrot's beak being lime because I didn't have lime in the painting yet, but did have all kinds of yellow. So, pretend parrots have lime beaks lol!!!

This image by Stampendous is called Jumbo Parrot. It is enormous too. It required me to create an extra large card base - almost 9 inches tall and 5-1/2 inches wide!!!!

I sketched a circle for the moon, then added lots of circular pencil marks to get a swirly kind of night sky. Then I added watered-down Frost Fantastix by SU to add silvery shine to the moon as well as outward from it.

The stars are either Martha Stewart mini sequin flat stars, or Diamond Stickles, as well as white gel pen for different kinds of stars.

Drew the tree and added leaves. I was going to add texture to the meadow below but could not find the stipple brush :/ So it's a flat ground! I used light touch to add color to the sky but dark pressing for the tree and parrot. The water makes the color feel so buttery! I covered the parrot and moon with Wink of Stella clear :)

Recipe:
Stampendous Jumbo Parrot
GKD Pure Luxury 120# white cardstock
Inktense Water Color Pencils
Multi matte medium
Martha Stewart flat star sequins, miniature
Wink of Stella Clear; Signo Gel Pen white, Diamond Stickles; 3D Crystal Lacquer over the parrot's eye





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Online Watercolor Class II - Marker Watercolors

Aloha dear friends,

Yes, it's the second class on watercolors featuring Jennifer MacGuire, Kristina Werner, Jennifer Rzasa and so much more! Click Here: Online Card Classes, Watercolor 2

Day 1 - Use Watercolor Markers as your medium (I used Memento Markers)

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Mama Elephant "Ella and Friends"
Martha Stewart Mini Heart flat sequins in clear and light pink
VersaMark & Ranger Liquid Platinum EP to stamp images and sentiments
Strathmore 130# cold press watercolor paper; Multi Matte Medium adhesive.

The full sentiment is "Remember" (I put that on the front), then "You've got a friend in me" (which I stamped inside).

Technique: Scribble water based markers onto slick surface (I used an acrylic stamp block). Add water to the colors until you get the feel of paint you need. Use paint brush to lift color from block and add to your stamped image. Add lots of water to your card before you add paint, as well as a little afterward to achieve the  watercolor effect you wish to portray.







Close up ♥



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