Merry Christmas in July! It’s been a minute since I wrote a blog post so what better time to do when we’re celebrating the spirit of Christmas In July?! For today’s cards, I’ve uploaded a video tutorial on how to create these cards using Ink Blending & Ink Smooshing on Cards. These techniques are so easy and fun! The tutorial and supplies are in today’s blog post.
Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Hello Prismacolor Pencils
Oh, how I have missed Prismacoloring. I literally have not had one in my hands for a decade. Copics seemed to have overtaken the coloring world way back when then I found a love for watercoloring. So it was really nice to visit my old friends that bring me so much joy.
I will list all the supplies I used down below.
This took me about 3 hours to color. I only know this because I sat at my workspace and watched 2 movies during the process. Prismacoloring is not a fast process by any stretch of the means. It takes time to apply the color, blend, apply more color, blend some more, then add even more color, and blend if needed. I find it very relaxing and the end result is more than gratifying for the effort. In order to blend the Prismacolors, the best results occur when using “Blending Stumps” & “Gamsol”.
I would be more than happy to do a tutorial if enough people are interested.
Let me know in the comments below.
I stamped the image on 2 different pieces of cardstock the exact same size with Antique Linen Oxide Ink. I used the Stamparatus to achieve the exact same position on both pieces of cardstock. Then I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a frame to cut out of one of the pieces I stamped on. This allowed perfect positioning of the magnolia leaves to layer over top of the first piece of cardstock I stamped on. I colored the entire image in the background first. Then I carefully laid the frame on top and colored it to match the leaves. I was extremely careful to match the blends, shades, and veining. I wanted the frame to flow on top naturally. Or perhaps even make it appear that it was cut from the image below. In the end, I used foam strips behind the frame for dimension.
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. Someone very special to me will be getting this for Easter this year.
QUESTION: Do you still Prismacolor? Let me know in the comments below if you do!
Happy Stampin’ (or coloring in this case lol)
Non-Stampin’ Up! Products
Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Raspberry, Pale Sage, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Yellow Orche and Sienna Brown.
Antique Linen Oxide Ink
Misc Irredescent Sequins
Blending Stumps – https://amzn.to/2uLoO8o
Gamsol – https://amzn.to/2SKiohF