Happy Word Art Wednesday everyone! I hope you stop over to the Blog and join in the fun, We have an inspiring and uplifting devotion by Karen Letchworth and another beautiful bible verse digitized by Karen Murry!
This week we have Two wonderful sponsors, Crafty Individuals (UK 20 pound)
AND Gracielle Design (digital)!
To Play: go over to Word Art Wednesday and create a card, either with the verse or any family friendly card! Enter it and that is it, there will be a random draw winner announced in two weeks!
Don't forget to mail that card and send someone a blessing!
Here is my Card for today, I have a few tips for you to on my coloring process
I love this set, so versatile! This will be a birthday card
Here is the set
|Coffee and Love|
Here is my process:
I printed out my image on watercolor paper
Good thing I did more than one, my initial intention was to use watercolor pens or paint. Well, my inkjet ink is not waterproof. So I switched to trusty alcohol markers. I used the botched image to try out my colors.
One of my little tricks with alcohol markers is to use 91% alcohol as a dilution/blending medium. here you can see where I have colored the paper band on the cup.
Here I am working on creating shadow and a more realistic look. I also dip a blending pen in the solution to "work" the blending. this way your pen never driess out! A pint bottle is about $2.00.
Another trick, I add color to the back of my petals, it does bleed through a little and that gives the "right" side another layer of color.
I cut this from a snip I made of the original image, in an effort to create demension
Here is the focal flower, I also added micro beads
For my sentiments, I created a whole sheet and saved it for future printing. These are easy to cut with your paper cutter or electronic cutter. I created mine in Publisher.
The frame was cut on my Cricut machine. My card base paper is Paper Temptress Heavenly White#120. I also used Best Glue Ever for all layers of adhesion including the microbeads.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are able to head over to Word Art Wednesday and join in the fun - you may win a prize!