Saturday, February 1, 2014

Create Depth in a Card Composition

I wanted to use my new brick wall stamp behind my tree to create distance or depth in my composition. I also wanted to try out the blender pencil to use with my Prismacolored pencils on Tilda. I had been using 100% odorless mineral spirits to blend Tilda's colors, but a pencil would be more practical. 

Tilda Stamp by Magnolia
Child's Wagon Stamp by Little Darlings
Brick Stamp by Impression-obsession
Foliage and grass by Art Impressions
Tree by Kanban
Marvy Waterbase Markers
Plastic palette
Watercolor paper (140 lb.)
Ranger archival Ink (Black) pad
Stazon Solvent ink pad
Micron archival Ink pen
Sm. Touch up brush
Acrylic blocks

First I applied brown marker to the stamp and then printed it on my 140 lb. watercolor paper.Then using a watercolor brush I pulled out the tree color.

After the marker dried, I covered over the tree with masking tape (easy to remove).

I covered my brick stamp with brown Stazon ink.

I laid the paper face down and press on the paper to pick up the brick pattern.

Pulled of the masking tape and touched up some of the brick near the tree with the ink and a small brush.

Put green marker across stamps for leaves, grass and vines.
Stamped the foliage and vines.

Stamp and color wagon on cardstock.
Cut out wagon.

Print Tilda
Outline Tilda and blend color in with blender pencil. I ended up adding more color with the pencils to use with the blender. I like the mineral spirits for the more polished finish to the coloring. I was unable to pull enough color from the outlines to cover the middle of the shapes.
Glued wagon overlapping wall and tree.
Cut out Tilda and glue to wagon.
Later I added more color to Tilda and used the mineral spirits for more of a blended look...not so much white.
Check the picture at the top of the post for the final results with mineral spirits. I like that best!

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