Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'm SUPER...Thanks for asking!

Here's the last of my Stamping Royalty submissions...There's a lot of detail here and a cool coloring trick!

The stamps are mostly the April SOTM, combined with the new Superpower stamp set and an old fav, Thank You.

I did some faux stitching (an awesome technique described at the end of this blog post) on the center panel.

The 3-D center embellishment was stamped with the superhero image. Then I made a little mask out of a post-it to cover up my hero and over stamped him with the grid image in Pacific ink, then sponged it with Sky ink. I filled in around the hero with Bitty sparkles on the grid junctions. I stamped the top layer with the stripe image and sponged it with Cranberry ink.

I colored in my hero using my plain ol' water brush dipped in a bit of 91% alcohol. I know blending pens are cheaper, but water brushes are more versatile to me, plus I've been using mine for like 6 or 7 years - how I haven't lost it before now is a wonder, but they truck on forever!  I squeezed my pad to make a little puddle of ink in the lid. Then I used my alcohol dipped water brush to pick up a bit of color and started shading. The alcohol mixes with the dye ink and gives you a lot more flexibility in the shading and blending! Perhaps not Copic level coloring...but way cheaper!

I'm getting ready to close the order for the Stella Album workshop for April. If you've been waiting to order your kit, this weekend is the time!  Here's the link to the RSVP info - the workshop is precut, so we have to order early so I can all the work done for you!

Thanks for flying by - have a fab weekend!

1 comment:

Ruth G said...

First of all, I love your Subject for this posting! You cracked me up! Your card is great! You made so many different elements so interesting just using ink! Wow! Thanks for the great tip about how to use the water brush to make an alcohol ink! Great ideas all around!
Hope your Easter is super!


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