This week the Art Impression Challenge is to use three or more design papers. That IS a challenge for me - I usually use only one, maybe two. :o) This card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4".
- Choose design paper and primary markers to match. I remembered I had some m&ms design papers - perfect for scales. :o) For each primary color, choose one or two more shades in that color family, and any other colors to complete coloring your image.
- Rub anti static bag over water color paper. Ink up girlfriends image with black ink, stamp onto watercolor paper, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
- Cut rectangle around image. Cut layers out of design paper/card stock.
- Add color to the image with markers. Start with lightest shades and cover the largest area with in an embossed area, then spread with water brush. Allow to dry. Color the next shade covering less area, then spread with water brush. Allow to dry. Color with the darkest shade covering a small area and spread color with water brush. Allow to dry.
- Repeat for the rest of the areas to color.
- Add a subtle grounding of the light blue marker and spread color with water brush.
- Use the glaze pen on the dial of each scale. Set aside to dry. Apply glaze pen again.
- For the inside of the card, stamp sentiment and add coordinating design paper. This little guy's
expression is just so cute and goes with these images. See! One day you'll find a use of all the design paper you've been buying too! That's my justification and I'm sticking to it!
Stamps: Art Impressions
Paper: Club Scrap design card stock, EK Success, BasicGrey, Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pad 140lb cold press, Georgia Pacific
Ink: VersaFine onyx black
Accessories: heat tool, Stampin' Up! black detail embossing powder, emboss buddy, & ribbon, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, water brush, Sakura clear glaze pen
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!