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30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 9

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This is the same wet-on-dry technique that I used yesterday. For this version I used Arches cold pressed 14o lb paper instead of hot pressed, Gansai Tambi watercolors and an Avery Elle rectangle die in addition to circle die from the infinity circle die set by Hero Arts.  Which do you prefer?

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30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 8

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This is a version of a wet-on-dry technique taught by Laura Bassen in the Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. I embossed the Tim Holtz Stone Stamp with clear embossing powder onto Arches hot pressed 14o lb paper. I used Daniel Smith watercolors and a circle die from the infinity circle die set by Hero Arts.  I am going to try this again on the Arches cold pressed paper to compare.

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Copics in Distress – Rose 2

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I love this Tim Holtz Rose 2 Rubber Stamp from Stampers Anonymous. I colored the roses and foliage with Copic markers (RV11, RV32, RV34, YG03, YG17, YG67), heat set the image and then went over everything with Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet, Twisted Citron).  I finished it off with some water spritzing.

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Skeletons = Love

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I designed the card using this dapper skull from the Tim Holtz Undertaker collection from Stampers Anonymous and the Love stamp and die from Hero Arts.

To create the background for the skull, I used copic inks and blending solution and metallic mixative from Ranger on alcohol ink cardstock (also from Ranger). I stamped the image on top with Ranger black archival ink.

After stamping the card base with the “love” stamp in magenta hue archival ink, I die cut the “love” from some pink foam and adhered Distress Spun Sugar glitter.

To finish off the card I applied some black onyx sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and sprayed the whole card with shimmer spray.

I’ve added this to my Etsy Shop which you can see here. (Skeleton crew not included)

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Curiosity Collage Box

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This curious collage box was so fun to make!  First I stamped tissue paper from Idea-ology with some wonderfully ghoulish stamps from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous.  Using a collage medium, I applied various ephemera from Idea-ology of the same ghoulish nature.  When everything was dry, I applied various colors of Distress Crayon on and around the ephemera and let that set to dry.  The box is covered on all four sides and the bottom.

This was so much fun to make!

You can see more photos in my Etsy store.

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Coloring with White

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I was inspired to do this piece by a recent trip to the Getty Villa, built to replicate a Roman villa by John Paul Getty to house his collection of antiquities. It is a wonderful space to spend time with ancient art. One of the rooms in the Villa is called the basilica, which, in ancient times was constructed as part of a private house used for gatherings or worship. The vaulted ceiling of the basilica at the villa is decorated with intricate stuccowork patterns modeled after a house in Pompeii.  For this piece I used texture paste and a fabulous stencil from StampersAnonymous and Tim Holtz (THS032). I experimented with some shading with marker which I hope to post later.

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Day of the Dead – Beautiful

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I did some offset stamping of this wonderful image from Stampers Anonymous and then watercolored the image with Distress Ink. I used Distress Ink on the background and the card base and then added some Wink of Stella clear glitter over the black ink and the heart.  I colored clear sequins with Copic markers and applied them with Glossy Accents. I then spritzed with water, the image and the card base separately before putting them all together.  The sentiment inside the card is from Simon Says Stamp and it reads “Beautiful”.

I’ve added this to my Etsy shop which you can see here.