This is my latest project and features an image by Cute As A Button “Wedding Day” and a bunch of things from my latest craft hauls. This is my December Inspirational Project and also my No. 3 Sketch with extra credits for the Message Board Sketch Challenge. Some of the ladies and I are old friends from the Cricut Message Board days and this is a continuation of an old challenge on there. It’s a just for fun monthly sketch challenge and all are welcome to come hang out and play.
I wanted to try something I’d been playing with the other week, the watercoloring with printer ink.. but expanded on the idea by including some of the new Zig Kuretake Manga ink I just got. I picked this particular ink for the fact it was water based, so I knew it would dilute and work with this technique. It is a fast drying ink that becomes waterproof once dry and smudge free with Alcohol markers. Exactly what I need! I also picked up a Fine H2o brush in this packet… I have tried cheap versions of these which work.. ok.. but this one is definitely a much higher quality.
I gave the image a color wash with just water and the printer ink, then I slowly layered in a diluted ink to add in more depth and shadow. It has a very subtle color because I diluted it and then absorbed the excess as I worked, but straight out of the bottle.. this is black as black can be. If you let it soak in instead of absorbing it … the colors are also more pronounced.
The reason I picked up this ink is because Artists all have their own style of drawing, some use thinner lines than others and that effects the amount of ink you have to pull from the printed image. I have a gorgeous set of Gansai Tambi watercolor paints I could have used..BUT I wanted to experiment… PLUS these inks are waterproof once dried AND I can use the ink with various writing/drawing tools.
k let’s face it.. I just wanted to play with something new lol. Wait till you get to see the other bottle of ink I picked up….
I added in some really subtle color on the image using my Chameleon Pens
NU00, BL2, BG1 & GR1.
This image was printed on a Canson Mixed Media sheet through the Epson Eco Tank.
ok.. now onto the card itself. I am not really a fussy card maker.. but I do like to play around with ideas and try new things out, so now and then I’ll get a bit “fluffy”.
I had some fab new dies from Gina Marie designs I wanted to try out and so I mixed it up with some of those, some GM’s from a previous order, a die from my latest Blitsy order and some Cheapie imports from Ebay. And then I had a play with my Martha Stewart punches…. for good measure.
Starting at the back and working forward..
Silver Glitter card stock, local dollar store
Blue Recollections Card Stock with Martha Steward border punch set. If you want a continuous border, these punches all come with cutting instructions and sizes so you can get perfect borders. For this project I wanted to play with an off cut pattern, just to add a little interest to the background.
White 110lb index Card
Blue Recollections Card Stock
Image is popped on a layer of Darice Foam
Image is die cut with the new Mini Hearts Square set from Gina Marie Designs
On top of that are 3 cuts from the Gina Marie Flower Branch Die.. 2 were inked with a blue pad..one darker than the other for some contrast and pearl cabochons were popped in the smaller centers for some subtle bling.
The butterfly and beautiful cuts are from Gina Marie
The “Be” sentiment is from Blitsy
….and finally the small leafy sprigs came from Ebay.
I used a mix of glues and tapes… details and links for the products used can be found below for anyone interested.
And now for the details:
Image – Cute As A Button “Wedding Day”
Leafy sprigs My regular Ebay Seller
Martha Stewart Border & Corner Punch Set ….Michaels used to have them or you can get them on Ebay
Card Challenges entered:
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