I didn't have all the supplies she used, but I certainly have a stash to pull from. :o) For me, that's one of the wonderful things about art - you can use what you have to get the results you want with your own spin on it. Now, that's not to say I have not bought art supplies just cause I saw it on a blog, Youtube, Facebook, in store.... because I certainly have. :)
I started by laying down color with my 2" brayer and chalk ink pads onto ultra smooth cardstock. The 2" brayer works well for this size paper. I have the cateye size ink pads. Brayering would have gone much faster if I had the larger ink pads. :)
Next, I added color with a variety of paints, drying in between layers with a heat tool.
On the inside I added the small piece of the design paper that I had trimmed.
It was a lot of fun going through the creative process - hanging in there and building more color through the 'ugly' stages. :o) There's so many possibilities! So many different ways to color and add design elements! I'm going do it again. I hope you'll try too!
Sharing a couple designs I did over at my Stampin' Headquarters. Please click on the photo to see the details of how I made them. The first one is from Sheena's new release and the second one is from her Oriental release which came out couple months ago.
Have you ever been sitting next to a friend or colleague and they grabbed your phone thinking it was theirs. That has happened to me many times ... I've been the grabber. :o) I've been thinking about how to to make my phone cover case unique - a one of a kind design, then it hit me..... Gelli print!
I separated the plastic from the rubber and cleaned the plastic pieces with rubbing alcohol.
Next, I jumped right into the design using the 6 inch size plate. Got it at Dick Blick's with a coupon - the only way to shop! I used both a stencil and a catalysts tool to create some texture and design. In between, I picked up prints with cardstock.
I added just a little color to the front of the rubber for each one - first with paint, and then used a gel pen/paint pen to fill in where the pull missed.
I really dig how this surprise technique turned out for me, so I'm making some more designs! I'm keeping with the music theme and dug out a bunch of music images. To see the first one I made click here.
To create the background layers I started with a design I created using my Gelli Plate. You can see how I did it here. Below are the full sheets of the background:
I cut them up in A2 sizes and trimmed them to the design. Next, I used a black VersaFine ink pad to stamp various musical images. I stamped off first for a more subtle look. After the ink dried, I stamped the main images with Memento Luxe, a rich thick ink for the bolder image and VersaFine for the smaller images.
After the ink dried, I painted the solid parts with gesso - this will add texture and the colors really pop on top of it. I allowed the first coat to dry and painted a second coat.
Now, time for coloring!! I used Tombow Dual Brush pens to fill in color - both direct coloring and also palette colors. I used a water-brush to spread the color. After coloring, I used the markers a black artist pen to fill in any gaps. I used gold metallic paint for the horns, stickles for the bubbles, some glossy accents for the watch.
Had to use this fabulous image and gelli print again! :o)
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