Friday, February 14, 2014


My design today was inspired by an on-line art class I'm taking from Joanne Sharpe. One of the lessons features art work inside big block letters. I thought images from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Pinescape set would work great for this type of design.

I drew my letters first with a pencil onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock, then made the lines permanent with a black marker.  Since I was going to be stamping across open space, I used a liquid masking fluid to cover the areas I did not want the images to be in.  I used a wooden nib to apply the fluid. 

Next, I inked up the tree line image from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Pinescape with various colors of green and blue Memento Ink Dew Drops, and stamped across the letters.  NOTE: the best time is erase the pencil lines is before putting down the mask, but I forgot. :o) When erasing I had to be careful not to erase over the liquid.

I dabbed the ink off the liquid mask with a tissue and gently removed the liquid mask with an adhesive remover.  Next, I colored in more of the scene with my  Spectrum Noir Markers:
ground: LY1, CG1, CG2
water: IB1, IB2
sky: TB1, TB2, TB3

To add detail, I used the single small pine tree image from the set with the same dew drop colors.  I masked with low tack little notes.

For another touch of detail, I used a glitter pen on the water for a  few glistening highlights.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

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