Thursday, December 20, 2012

Art Impressions Challenge - Thinkin' Thumbprints

This week's Art Impressions Blog challenge is Thinkin' Thumbprints. I'm featuring Art Impressions new Girlfriend image Up and Away (Sku#Y4231). Art Impressions pledges to donate 100% of all proceeds of this 2013 Limited Edition stamp to the Obediah Fund, which will support Open Arms International's Kambi Teso outreach.   Click here to find out more. 

I started with the background.  I used my thumb to press into two different colors of green and "stamped" along the bottom of Paper Studio design paper.

I then took a waterbrush and lightly blended color. NOTE: I used very little water, being mindful that I was not on watercolor paper.

I then stamped the image onto the background for placement and for fine lines.

Next, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper, sprinkled with emboss powder, and heat set. I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens to add color  I worked in one small area at a time using  a combination of direct and in-direct methods to fill in color. For the direct method, I colored directly onto the paper with the markers and then spread the color with a water brush, starting in the lightest area - and always starting with a clean brush.  In very small areas, I colored a small amount and left part of the area without color - that would be the "lightest" color that I started  in with the water brush. For the in-direct method, I scribbled the marker onto a pallet and picked up color with a waterbrush. As with traditional water coloring, I wet the area first. I cut out the main pieces that I colored.  I used a multi-liner pen to give them each some lip color.

Please pop over to the Art Impressions challenge for this week to see a bunch of inspirational Thinkin' Thumbprints ideas!  You can enter for a chance to win a coupon!!

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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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