Thursday’s blog is always blue,
so what better than Kingfisher blue?
Here’s what we need:
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens
Let’s make a mask of the kingfisher first.
Stamp at the sticky end of a post-it and cut out.
Cut the mask ON THE LINE. Why on the line? To avoid a halo around the image.
Here, you will see I cut out 2 at the same time. Why 2?
This is primarily due to the fact that I hate cutting out, so I always cut one out for Ron.
Run Low-tack masking tape around all 4 sides of the
Stamp the Kingfisher into place using Black Adirondack.
Use the second generation ink – in other words, blot it first.
Ink, Blot, Plot!
Why? Glossy card. Stops you sliding about.
Add the branch. Same sketch.
Notice half the stamp is on the masking tape.
Colour in the brach with the Versamark Pen.
Important tool to have in your stash!
Ink up the brayer in Stream Adirondack, and run the ink off the brayer-edge which is going to hit the card first.
In other words, do a wheelie! Look at the scrap paper here; explains it much better than I can!
Screw up a piece of copy paper,
roll the loaded brayer across the paper.
Transfer the ink to the card by rolling once
AND ONCE ONLY
across where you would like to see some water.
Wipe the branch and the Stream ink will come away.
Versamark Pen – great resist pen on Claritycard.
Now let’s add some sky with Cloudy Blue Adirondack.
Brayer Cloudy Blue Adirondack into the opposing corner,
behind the branch.
Remove the masking tape.
Add leaves using the black ink pad.
Colour in the leaves using alcohol pens.
I used Promarkers, because I like them with a fine nib.
You will find that the Alcohol pens actually lift the colour underneath, so the lime green leaves override the Stream ink.
Time to look at a picture of a real kingfisher,
to get the colours right.
Didn’t have the right colours in Promarkers, so went to my Spectrum Noir stash. You know what they say: use what you’ve got. And I’ve got the lot!
A lady at a Scotland workshop once talked about a SABLE.
A Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy!
So I found the right colours in the other box!
If you want to colour in with Promarkers, or Spectrum Noir, or Copics, or any other alcohol pens I haven’t heard of (yet!)
you need to use a dye based ink like Adirondack, so that it won’t bleed with the alcohol. Especially on Shiny cardstock.
I think these colours hit the spot, don’t you?
Add a little shade…
See how the branch shows up against the water in the background?
Once you are finished with the colourwork it’s time to buff and polish your artwork.
Add a deckle edge around the art with a black micron pen.
Make sure you do this AFTER the polishing.
Why? Because it will smear.
How does she know all these things?!?!?
So there he sits, all regal, waiting for the fish to glisten in the water.
Do you know, I have never seen a kingfisher.
It’s on my list of things to see live.
Forget the 02 Arena. I want to see a Kingfisher Live!
And on the uplifting note – if you will pardon the pun,
let’s have a bargain and a giveaway.
Everybody likes a baaaaargin!
Buy the Branch, and the Leaf stamp comes FREE
Buy the Kingfisher, and the Versamark Pen comes FREE.
Blog Candy Time!
Leave an uplifting comment today, tomorrow and Friday,
and on Saturday we will pick a random winner to receive:
A box of crafting Goodies hand-picked by myself!