Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to 2013!


Welcome to 2013 Ai Fans!


In the Midwest the winter skies tend to be gray, and every now and then there is a crisp blue sky. In the Chicago area, we have not had much snow and the grass is still showing. Although it can seem like a dull overcast, some days are filled with a lovely color of a gray and blue mix and it almost looks like spring - until you step outside and realize  it is winter. :o)

For this little Midwest park scene, I stamped the City Park (Sku#U3094) image in black onto Yupo watercolor paper and let it dry completely (24 hours).  To create the sky, I spritzed the paper with alcohol, dropped color and blew the color around with a straw until I was happy with it. A nice benefit of this paper and ink combination is that you can rework the color over and over.


Next, I dripped color directly onto the tip of a paint brush to draw the horizon line and add color to the ground. I dipped the brush in alcohol to move the color around and for some texture. I used a black fine line marker to draw some detail back on the image.


May your year be filled with joy and happiness!! Please stop by tomorrow to see what lovely design Crystal has for you!!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


8 comments:

  1. Coul you do the background first and then stamp the image?

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  2. what a gorgeous card! thanks for the tutorial :-) I love alcohol inks

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  3. Thanks for the question! Yes, you can apply color first and then stamp. This technique does create texture, so you have to take into consideration that you will not be stamping on a flat surface. After the ink dried, I've used black acrylic paint (applied lightly with a sponge) on my stamp and also StazOn. When I used the StazOn, I filled in any missed areas with a black permanent marker. I'm sure there's lots of other ways too. Please share with us how you use the technique!

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  4. Beautiful card Trena! Thanks for sharing your technique. :)

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  5. As always another gorgeous technique! You are so very creative. Happy New Year!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, the background is stunning which work amazing with the city park stamp!

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  7. What a cool idea with the straw , another great card and technique from Trena , this stormy sky is awesome !

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  8. Gorgeous water and cool technique. TFS.

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