Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Word Art Wednesday

Today is my first Word Art Wednesday post as the newest member of the WAW Design team!
I couldn't be any happier to be a part of this design team. I consider it to be a honor and a privilege!

Our verse for today is from The Book of Joel chapter 2 verse 21. over on the Blog Karen has written a wonderful devotion, take a minute and read it you will be blessed!

Karen Murry digitized this verse in such a beautiful happy style of fonts, making this very usable for all kinds of cards.





I wanted my sample card reflect same joy and fruitfulness of the land. 

My first thought was a heat embossed stained glass look but I did not have any rubber stamps that give me the image I was looking for so I went digital



This was the image I started out with. This is a section of a Tiffany piece, I took out all the color that I could and retraced the lines with a black fine line Micro pen.  This is really simpler than it sounds, you can right click this and give it a try too.  
You might not think you want to until you see the end results!

Next I worked the coloring with Alcohol pens ( I use Spectrum Noir )

This is the back of the image showing the bleed through
I use Neenah Solar white - a nice smooth finish for alcohol marker coloring.
I think this looks  interesting just like this!



With the card all colored you can see that the coloring is quite smooth.  
To give it a stained glass look I use my own little trick:
I apply a fairly thick coat of Polycrylic, this is water-based but there is enough solvent in this to slightly lift the inks and that give the surface a swirly colored look just like vintage stained glass.


Here is the finished card:


You can see that slight bit of color lift and the random bleed it causes!  
This is a favorite card technique of mine.
The can of min wax is about $5.00 and lasts for years.  It dries fast and leaves a lovely layer of sheen on the card.




I hope you take the time to stop over to Word Art Wednesday and enter the challenge, 
don't forget to sent the card off make someones day! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M







4 comments:

  1. Congrats Ginny on being part of the WAW Design Team. I know you will do them proud, this card is a beauty. I can't believe you used Minwax!! Crystal

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  2. This is a stunning card, Ginny. I love your inspiration and ongoing ideas and tips. I use a "pour medium" to get the crystal effect on art pieces.

    Carolyn

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  3. Congratulations and you are off to a wonderful start. Beautiful card and good instructions also.

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  4. Wonderful creations sis, and a huge congrats. :) God bless you in it.
    Creative first DT Work, hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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