Sunday, February 5, 2017

I dig you!

I wanted to try the background technique of stamping all over, embossing in white, and watercoloring the images. It always looks so good when the pros do it. They are pros because they make it look so easy! When Amy R does this technique, she often puts a layer of velum behind the main image, but I've lost my velum. I know it is in there somewhere, but do you think I could find it? Not today.

Well, since that wasn't working for me, I broke out an oval of white and essentially obliterated the area behind it.

Oh, and when you do this technique, the white eye dots just don't cut it. I went back in with a gel pen to blacken the eye dots. I suspect this background technique is better with non-human (or human-like) images.

I used the My Favorite Things' You Gnome Me stamp set for these cute guys and the sentiment. I colored both the background and the main image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and added sparkle to the main image's clothes with a Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen.  I'm still working on how to watercolor a big fluffy beard.

I had this card all done and was making the photograph when I realized I hadn't painted his belt yet. I'm still considering this card an experiment. I may or may not try this again, as it seems a little busy to me.

I used the stitched scalloped die and sentiment strip from MFT's Blueprints 27, and a cross stitched oval from Gina Marie designs.

1 comment:

LaVon Hall said...

This gnome is super cute. I had to drop by to see who makes him. Your card is a adorable card that would surely bring a smile.