Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Simple Stamping with markers

I made 30 of these babies with 1 and a half sheets of designer series paper. I was working with DSP from one of the simply scrappin kits and wanted to make a masculine birthday card. I inked my stamp with not quite navy and chocolate Chip ink. A quick huff and stamp and i had a gorgeous image to work with.

A few months ago, i came up with the "spotted watercolor" technique. I simply dot the bold end of a marker in a lighter color. You can also use multiple colors with this image, in this case I just used bashful blue and not quite navy. Once you have "spotted" your color on with little dots, take a blender pen and soften/blend the ink out and you get a really beautiful blended soft look. I like it because it's almost a weepy look. However for a birthday card like this one, you may want to skip the blender pens and keep the dots. Either way, I love this tree!

4 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

And I'm lucky enough to own one! Thanks so much for the beautiful card, gf!

Anonymous said...

this is just wonderful.... I'm gonna see if I can figure out your 'dots' technique... such a wonderful masculine card... kudo's to you.....

Cookie

carolm said...

love it and it doesn't have to be just masculine.

xoxo

Amber said...

That is gorgeous, I have a hard time working with this image, thans for the tips.