So for the "deskers" , here it is , pretty boring:
One interesting thing, I lost the stand to my glue gun about three years ago. This giant close pin made a perfect substitute. It made me happy. However, I still managed to burn my fingers!!
Now I have more of a post but if your only hoping, on to the next one!!
Or keep reading for a few tips and my freebie!
here is the freebie:
I love this cat!!
Fortunately, I printed him twice!
here is a tip, for digital printing, I use cheap kids water color paper, 70-90lbs. It works in my printer beautifully and I can use any coloring medium on it. And it is super Cheap!! for this cat I used my alcohol markers and they worked really well!
I use the Spectrum noir brand alcohol pen, I love'em, they work great - But as far as I am concerned there are not enough colors, only 168 ( Copic has about 400- but I am not going to spend that kind of money they are 4x times price) So what I do to add more color variation is use my colored pencils with the markers. I have a little system that works great:
Regular colored pencils are right under the markers
Here is another Tip:
I use this to keep my blending pens super juicy, I use the blending pen extensively with the marker pencil combo:
I also use this to refresh my Solvent ink pads like Stazon. this is a $7.00 can that will probably last a decade or two.
I never use my pencils solo anymore I always team up with the markers, they richness of color is pretty amazing!
For my watercolor pens I do this:
The water color pencils are used with the markers in the same way.
After working on my Cat a bit I noticed I had a whole lot of yellow in the fur and it really looked terrible, they more I worked it the more yellow it became! I had to cut the lower portion of the image off and start again - that is why it was a good thing I printed two!
Then I discovered what the problem was- I grabbed the watercolor pencil instead of the solvent based pencil!
Will the do over worked -
Next, I glazed the image to give it a bit more pop:
I used white glue to do this. I like it better than Modge Podge, it is less glossy and I have a gallon of it!
and here is the finished card:
I hope you enjoy the freebie and the "tips" help you crafting!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
PS Stop over at Word Art Wednesday if your have already this weekend! MAke a card and enter Then mail the card and makes someones day and there is a great prize!