Thursday, July 12, 2012

Art Impressions Challenge - Easel or More than One Fold


This weeks Art Impressions Challenge is all about the folds - what will you do with folds?! :o)  I decided to do a window card.

I started with a white 12" x 12" piece of card stock. I cut a piece 4" wide. Next I scored it at 4" and again at 4" to make a square card.  I stamped window front, window back and living room on watercolor paper with StazOn.

Next, I colored the images with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I a combination of direct (color on paper, spread with a water brush) and in-direct (scribble marker on pallet, pick up with water brush and spread) techniques to fill in color on the windows and living room.  I cut them out.  NOTE: I could only fit a portion of the living room on my 4" card, so I had to let the end table go.

I used a Sizzix folder for the outside brick layer.  I stamped the outside window on it for placement and layered it on a piece of black card stock. Next, I cut the window  through those two layers.  I cut out the entire inside of the window. I knew my colored image curtains would match and so there was no need to cut all the detail of the curtains - one of the wonderful features of Fronts and Backs!

I adhered the layers onto my base card and cut the window in through the single layer. Much easier than trying to cut through three layers. :o) I used a liquid adhesive to adhere my window, which allowed me more time to shimmy the piece into place.

Next, I adhered Basic Grey design paper onto the second fold of my base card, for the wallpaper of my living room. I drew in the baseboard and color it with a brown marker.  I added color to the carpet with gray markers.  I also drew in a little light switch. I adhered the living room set and used a Sharpie white pen to put a little snow on the mountain tops of the picture on the wall.  I left lots of white space to write a long note inside.

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