Tuesday, April 29, 2014
"Try It Different" Tuesday: Bird & Duck Clear Set
Now that the pond past our back yard is no longer frozen and it's possible the weather may turn warm in Minnesota before July, I'm inspired to share some lovely cards that carry the promise of spring with them!
Let's start with this beautiful one, where the main image is stamped on vellum using a Graphite Black Brilliance Ink Pad and colored on the reverse side with colored pencils:
I love how vibrant the colors appear on the vellum. If you'd like to try this technique, make sure to lay down a fairly heavy layer of colored pencil to give it a rich, saturated look.
Not in the mood to color...or wanting to make a super quick card? This one-ink design takes advantage of pretty patterned paper to provide a foundation for the main image:
Last but not least, this nesting bird was heat embossed with white powder, which acts as a resist for the watercolors:
Inky artist Nancy Baier used 11221MC Bird & Duck Clear Set from her Scissor-Cut Scenes collection to make all three of today's projects:
Do you think that you'd enjoy having this stamp set, too? Just leave a comment to let us know, and you'll be entered in our BLOG CANDY drawing. On Sunday, May 4th, I'll randomly choose the winner and post the lucky person's name here on the blog, so please check back to see if you've won!