I submitted this card in the Art Impressions August card contest. I just made it!! I've been so busy coloring this past month, as well as preparing for a class at Peddler's Den, that I almost missed getting the card in. I used my cool watercolor palette that I got in my AI class last month!
- Rub anti static bag across watercolor paper.
- Ink up Selma image with black ink, stamp onto watercolor paper, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
- Choose design paper and markers to match.
- Add color to the image with markers. Start with lightest shades and cover the largest area with in an embossed area. Color the next shade covering less area. Color with the darkest shade, covering a small area.
- Use the waterbrush to blend all the colors, starting in the lightest area. Allow to dry. NOTE: I changed my method - I now lay down all the shades and then use the waterbrush. :o)
- Repeat for the rest of the areas to color.
- Cut out Selma.
- Use die cut for Selma's background layer.
- Scribble colors onto watercolor palette. Use waterbrush to pick up one color at a time and spread onto background. TIP: I spritzed some water onto the the watercolor paper first to help the color spread and blend.
- Use heat tool to dry background layer.
- Draw a boarder around the background layer with a couple of the Tombows.
- I used my printer to make the sentiment. I then drew a comment bubble around it and cut it out.
- Adhere all layers and Selma.
- Use clear glaze pen to color in the lenses of her glasses. Allow to dry. Add another layer of glaze. Allow to dry.
- Be sure to sign your little piece of art!
Stamps: Art Impressions
Paper: Stampin' Up! ruby red, Georgia Pacific, Basic Grey, Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pad 140lb cold press
Ink: VersaFine onyx black, Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Accessories: heat tool, Stampin' Up! black detail embossing powder & emboss buddy, Spellbinders Nestabilities, water brush, palette, Sakura glaze pen & Micron .05 archival ink pen
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!