But, I have been on a roll today! Getting caught up with Justine Hovey's Christmas Card Tutorials 2015. I was way behind I'm sorry to say. So far it's been a blast. Revisiting techniques I needed a brush up on and learning new ones. You should give it a try! The price is VERY reasonable and you don't need to be worried about starting in a wee bit late, she'll get you all caught up in no time! Hope over to her blog to check out all the details and then I'll see you there!
One of the new to me techniques was using texture paste with a stencil! I decided to make my own texture paste and it turned out GREAT! I started with 1/4 cup baby powder, 1 Tbs white acrylic paint and 1 Tbs of old fashion white school glue. I stirred until it was mixed. I did end up adding a bit more of everything to reach a texture I was happy with. You can eyeball and add as you see fit as well. Store in an air tight container and I've read it should last you about 8-10 months! I made mine for pennies on the dollar! And it has a nice light baby scent to it! =)
Here are the cards I worked on today:
Masking and sponging a sky. The cardinal is mounted with a bit of foam tape. Copics were used to color the trees and little bird.
Love this card - I used kraft cardstock. I love how this image feels so vintage!
Here's the texture paste card! It's hard to tell, but it's at the bottom. It looks as good as it smells. LOL
Here's my little window scene. I had the window mounted onto a white card base and didn't like it as well as I like Justine's window card. Maybe my window's smaller than hers, dunno. But when I put it onto the dark gray, I thought is was better.
I also want to note her that I was a real dope and put ALL my distress inks into a yard sale about 3 yrs ago (don't ask, I don't know why!) So, after some searching I found a list of Stampin Up inks and the their Distress Ink counterparts! For the most part the ink works well. I do have some Distress markers and they are better made for blending and when working with water - BUT the SU works well enough for me right now. Until I find some dope selling their inks at a yard sale! Doohhhh!!
I loved how they all turned out and these are just 4 of the 40+ cards we will be making with Justine Hovey's PDF's and member's only YouTube video tutorials! You really should go check it out. You can always use more holiday cards and they will all be finished before it's too late.
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