Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Denise's December Techniques

As promised in the December issue, we are sharing the details on how Denise created each of her samples in the issue.
She gave such great descriptions, that I didn't want to miss out on sharing them because of space constraints in the eZine.

Card 1: Come Let Us Adore Him - Featured on Page 7
For this card, I watercolored the image of the drummer boy with the distress inks and a waterbrush. I cut out a manger and some “hay” and pieced it. I sponged the white ink onto the blue paper to give the impression that the star is leading the way to the baby.
Card 2: Come Let us Adore Him with Donkey - Featured on Page 10
For this card, I watercolored the drummer boy, lamb, and donkey using the distress inks, Stampin’ Up inks, and waterbrush. I sponged blue ink for the background and the yellow for the star and the star “shine”. I masked the lamb and drummer boy in order to sponge the blue and the ground. I cut out the donkey after watercoloring him and glued him onto the paper.
Card 3: Come Let Us Adore Him Landscape View - Featured on Page 6
For this card, I watercolored the skin of the drummer boy and the cow. I masked the boy and the lamb so the cow would appear behind them. I paper pieced the lambs, clothing, drum, and sand dunes by stamping the image on many different scraps, cutting them out, and gluing them onto another image.. I sponged blue ink on the front of the card, leaving a strip of “starshine” uninked.
Card 4: Drummer Boy Above Bethlehem - Featured on Page 8
For this card I masked the boy and stamped the cow. Both are colored in with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I made the flap into a “fence” to give the impression of the stable with little bits of “hay” peeking through.

1 comment:

ashjoy said...

I'm having such a hard time logging into the gallery. I hope I can get my card posted, if not it's here as well.
Thanks for another great sheetload!