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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Art

The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show is Color Love. The challenge this week is simple - use any color medium (ink, pen, mist, paint, etc) on your project this week.

I started with my inky sprays as they really are a love of mine in the craft room.

I wanted to share a few of the steps I went through to create the background and for the butterflies:

First I sprayed the gold/yellow spray onto the white cardstock.  I usually do this on my craft mat but for purposes of the photos I sprayed on a leftover plastic package.

Then I added a touch of blue spray over the surface:
I finished with a touch of green:
I try not to ever leave any ink on the craft mat.  My next step was to stamp multiple butterflies in black ink. 
I painted them with the ink left on my craft mat with a waterbrush.   Then I inked up white seam binding.
Because I had the ink under the hot lamps used for my photos I had to spritz more water on the ink to refresh it.  I swirl the ribbon in the ink and repeat until coated.

Then to finish it off I drag the white cardstock through the remainder to pick up the rest of the ink:
I add water and repeat until I get the desired effect.


To create the stamped images I wait until the background is dry.  I then stamped the images on the background using water resistant ink.

I added additional colors using watercolor pencils and used a waterbrush to soften the colors.  I then came back with a white gel pen to add highlights. 

I colored the butterflies and cut them out. I added brush tips to the centers. 

 I stamped the sentiment on vellum using StazOn ink and attached to the left side.

Products: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Teal High Heel, Inchworm, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Mustard. Stampers Anonymous- artist toolsRanger Archival InkHero Arts Papillion
Stampendous - Life is Art, Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen, StazOn - Black Ink, STAEDTLER watercolor pencils. . 


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Thanks for stopping by! 
Suzz

20 comments:

  1. WOW Suzz. It is great. Love how you made the background. The Vellum edging is a great ideas too.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Suzz
    Rosie x

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  3. Gorgeous tag Sue! Love your background and the vellum border for the sentiment is wonderful. Very pretty butterflies!

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  4. Fabu,lus tag Suzz, wonderful step by steps and great colour choice too. Love the brush tips on the butterfly bodies. Lovely design and I love the torn edge. Tracy x

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  5. Suzz..from the second I saw this tag, I KNEW it was YOU who created it! I love this! I love the vintage feeling it has. I love the colors and the design. Your background with the art tools is so lovely. Soft, sweet and beautifully colored. I love your butterflies fluttering on top of them. The brush tops as bodies is such a perfect embellishment! I adore your sentiment! It's absolutely perfect for your tag! <3 Candy

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  6. Love this, Sue, great colors and elements!!

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  7. Hi Suzz! Such a gorgeous tag and a much appreciated tutorial! Have a great week!

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  8. Loving this tag, Suzz! So many cool techniques on it and I love the torn vellum :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Stunning tag, Suzz! Love the background. and the butterflies are gorgeous! Love their bodies... you know what I mean ;). Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Absolutely stunning!

    I saw this at Simon Says and had to run over here to get the details!

    I love, Love, Love the paint brush heads as butterfly bodies. Brilliant upcycling of ruined brushes!

    I also love the way you used the vellum.

    Pinning this for future reference!

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  11. Love your tag! How brilliant to use the paint brushes in that way! Too kewl!

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  12. beautiful tag and I love your tips on using the ink on your craft mat...I try to create some backgrounds but didn't think about watercoloring and seam bind coloring. Thank you!

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  13. Brilliant tag Sue. Love the background and those brush tips are great.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  14. What a super gorgeous tag Suzanne! I love the sprayed background...so sultry! The stamp you used is wonderful and tying in the butterflies with the brush centers is just PERFECT!!! Love the sentiment on vellum as well...fabulous!

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  15. amazing!!! Those brush tips for the butterfly bodies are perfect!

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  16. Your attention to detail is just amazing! So beautiful!

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