Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Day at the Beach

Last Tuesday they were sipping coffee at the cafe; this week they are sipping cocktails on the beach!  Girlfriends are on the move! These lovely, leisure ladies are from a set of four, you can also get the image individually. 

I colored the girls with Copics Markers and fussy cut them out.  At this point I was not sure how much I wanted to cut away from the main image so I cut out around the whole thing.  Remember, you can always cut more.   Now, I have to admit... I have cut off a limb or two, and adhered them back together. Not very pretty. :o)

I stamped the girls on the background for placement and drew a pencil horizon line.

I masked the bottom and airbrushed B23 for the sky, using a cloud template (made with a scallop punch). I next masked the top and airbrushed E31 for the sand.  I made several little random dots.

I colored directly onto the wc three palms image with water based markers and stamped onto the background.  Since the placement image was stamped there, I can see where the trees would come up  behind them.  Next, I used a craft knife and mat to cut out all the pieces of my colored image I didn't want. TIP:  Don't try to fussy cut the thin lines. Cut out out the larger parts of the image. You can use the placement images lines.

Only thing left was to adhere all the layers.  I used a liquid glue to adhere the girls  because it allows for more drying time - I can lightly shimmy the piece into place before pressing down. Plus, you can get the liquid glue in the little bitty places. :o)   I added the full palm image inside. I think it adds a special touch when you carry the outside into the inside.

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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

1 comment:

Rach1fun said...

wow, that looks like a TON of work....But the end result is awesome!!!