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!