Sunday, April 24, 2011
Paper Sculpting is one of my favorite techniques - the time and effort of coloring, cutting and layering always results in a people pleaser! The background for this birthday greeting consists of hand drawn floor boards colored with Copics and a "wall" framed by using Distress inks along the edges. The chair was a wonderful find in my stash and is JUST the right size for the Magnolia stamps. Although the chair is stamped directly on the background, I was able to add dimension by dampening and then embossing the back of the cushion. This technique allows the background panel to remain flat but makes the cushion bulge forward. Tilda was stamped three times and cut out in sections for layering. Each layer was embossed on the back with a ball tool and then mounted with double-stick-foam tape used to support and maintain the rounded shapes. The third or top layer is Tilda's head, hands and banner.
Here is a close up that allows a better view of the layers:
Image: Tilda from Magnolia Stamps. Chair is by Azadi Earles
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks and Copics
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I was making "Happy Spring" cards and because we were still having rain, sleet, hail and intermittant snow, I made this card instead. Lighting was not optimal... but I wanted to share my paper sculpting technique here.
Image: by "Mo" Manning http://digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/
Copics: body - NO & C3; clothing - B45 & B41; ears, cheeks, nose and foot pads - R00, R11 & R02
Button embellishments: Inkssentials Enamel Accents - White
If you have questions - or I have made anything unclear - leave a comment and I will respond as soon as possible!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Brother Rod's birthday deserves the wild Mad Hatter's dance! I love this image - fun to color. Could not capture the wonderful sparkle and sheen on the Teapot, cup and saucer, but that and the saucy angling of the mats on the base card really set this card off.
Digital image is by "Mo" http://digitalpenciltoo.com/
Copics used: skin- E50, E51, E53 & R02 / shirt- E41, E43 / hair- YR18 / tea set- R14 / costume-B91, B93, B95, B99 & BG10 / shadow- C1
I used a shimmering watercolor over the Copics on the Tea set.
Had to do some 'Thank You' cards for FLYC members helping with the Camellia Cup Regatta; a boat obviously was appropriate - and the sails just begged for Zintangles! But I'm thinking I will only make the one like this - I'm not convinced sailors will all get the sail decorations! LOL!
Stamp is from "Whiteworks" (1996), ink is Memento Black Tuxedo on Neenah paper. Colored with Copics: E55, E57 and E59. Embellished with bronze brads and Zentangles by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas ( Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.) and by Mary Elizabeth Martin, CZT. Many thanks to M.E. for teaching me Zintangles!