Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tombow Markers and Northwoods Rubber Stamp

I am really enjoying working with my latest Northwoods Rubber Stamp and my Tombow Markers, with the Dove Blender pen.
I’ve learned to start out with a blending paper that I bought at the rubber stamp store in St. Augustine. It works great! In actuality I believe it is 90 pound watercolor paper, which I will try next. It’s a brighter white and makes the marker color so vibrant.
I used black pigment ink to stamp the design and clear embossing powder over that. The design (#8073) just about pops off the paper and it leaves glistening textured look to my work. The color sits on top of the embossing and is easy to pull out. I also blend from light to dark using the blender pen.
The stipple dots or cross-hatching is where the artist intends for the shadows to be. I love to blend my colors, but I do love true vibrant ones.

After looking over my work, I decided this would make a really neat pop up card. So, I printed a lovely Geisha lady (Great Impressions #G360) using archived ink, onto white cardstock and colored the in using my watercolor pencils and that same Dove Bender pen.

 My fav Tombow Maker colors are:
098      879    090

133      969    985

173      977    555
158      925    772
For the pop-up cube. Cut a small rectangle and fold it in half lengthways and then again in half. There should be three folds.
Fold the paper on those lines with mountain folds into a cube shape.
Open the cube with the peaks of the fold up, place glue or strong two faced tape on both end sections of the strip.

Place the cube into the center of the card at equal distance from the top and bottom. The middle fold in the strip is lined up with the card fold. The card should open and close easily.


pam t said...

wow this is absolutely gorgeous. you are quite talented. thank you for sharing

Carla's Cards said...

Thanks very much Pam, I am enjoying working with these markers, they help me make it look so good!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for describing how you did the great coloring!Susan t.

Carla's Cards said...

Thanks Susan, these markers are wonderful to work with.

CarlavdM said...

Hello Carla,

Like your background scene stamp, you made a wonderful card with it.
I to have that Geisha-stamp and it is one of my favo's.
Greetings from the Netherlands

Carla's Cards said...

Hi Carla,
Yup these two stamps together make a great card!
Thanks for your comments.

miatagal said...

Fantastic colouring, Carla! You did a beautiful job

Hugs, Barb

Carla's Cards said...

Thanks for your comments, having the right equipment makes doing this fun and easy!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous coloring, Carla. Beautiful card.

Carla's Cards said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for your comment! I am in love with how this came out!

Anonymous said...

Incredible coloring and pop-up work, Carla!

Carla's Cards said...

Hi Irene, Thank very much..............I love working with these markers!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So beautiful .The oriental feel is awesome.

Carla's Cards said...

Thanks very much for your comments Sonia. I'm enjoying the work I have been doing with these great markers.

Lindsay Weirich said...

beautiful coloring CArla!

Carla's Cards said...

Thanks again Linday, I'm so happy with this card, uch fun to work on it! I need to get more of those scenic stamps! Maybe tomorrow!

papillon digital design said...

I love the way this card turned out. The darker landscape pops up the lighter figure in the foreground so well. TFS