Swing Easel Card for the Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers

For the latest Sketch Challenge at splitcoaststampers.com I am taking the double dare and have created a swing easel card.

The sketch ….

My card …

Tips:

  • My art panel started out as a Blended Alcohol background on watercolor paper. The results were nothing like that on vellum and I was not happy with the effect. However, I used some white craft ink direct to paper to add some texture and then used a Pigma Micron pen to add some whimsy flowers and leaves around the coloured shapes. I will have to have another try on the watercolor paper soon.
  • Supplies to create the Blended Alcohol background:
    • Watercolor Paper
    • 90% or above Isopropyl Alcohol
    • Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers
    • Paint Brush or Water Painter
  • How to create the Blended Alcohol background:
    • Use the Blends to add splotches of each colour randomly across a piece of watercolor paper. Do not leave very much white space.
    • Dip paint brush into alcohol and dab each of the splotches. The colours will start to move and blend into each other.
    • Allow the panel to dry and then add splatters of alcohol with the paint brush.
    • Allow splatters to dry.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamp Set: Many Messages
    • Cardstock: Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Watercolor Paper, Basic White, Watercolor Paper
    • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Accessories: Messages Die, Water Painter, Isopropyl Alcohol (at least 90%), Dimensionals, Stampin’ Blends: Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen

Inside of the card and envelope ….

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