Thursday 9 May 2019

Easier than It May Appear: A Birthday Card

This is the third project made from a play session with some Yupo paper, alcohol inks and one of the new Funky Foliage stencils from Claritystamp.  The shows are still available on catch up (Sunday 5th at 2pm and 3pm) if you'd like to see more demos.  I am proud to say that this piece was on prominent display throughout and looks far more complicated to create than it actually was.

The background was left over from embossing an alcohol ink covered stencil onto Clarity stencil card (see HERE for details).
Take the left over piece of embossed stencil card and replace the stencil over it. Brush Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks through the stencil.
Seal with Distress Micro Glaze then drag a light coat of gel medium over the top. Dry thoroughly.
Add shading with a Phthalo Blue Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen and blend using a Pergamano pen and nib.
Add additional highlights to the leaves using a white gel pen.
Trim closely and add to a black mat, cut with the second largest picot nested square die.
Add to a 7” x 7” white card blank.
Use Ecoline pens and a water brush to colour on water colour card producing an ombre effect in shades of pinks and purple.
Cut off a strip and stamp the Happy Birthday from the Art Nouveau Sentiment stamp set in Onyx Black Versafine ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Add the strip to the front of the card and trim the excess.

1 comment:

Sue C said...

another great piece, thanks for sharing.