We are thrilled to welcome back Jill Foster! Jill's color sense is amazing incredible and we are so excited that she is sharing some "how-to's" with us today as she showcases on of the brand new Penny Black images we just received in. Using Inchie Arts Twinchies art board as a canvas and Faber Castell art supplies she creates cards with mesmerizing colors!
I would like to once again share Jill's blog, Inspired By. She designs for Penny Black Stamps, Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft and Inchie Arts - so you will find loads of ideas on how to use these products there! We would appreciate if you would help us thank Jill for sharing her talents with us here in the CLASSrooom. Please leave your comment on Jill's blog on her post about being a guest here. As our way of thanking you for taking the time to do so you will have a chance to win some of the fabulous products she used in this post! You know you are in the right place if you see the following picture.
Thank you Jill for sharing your creativity with us here in the CLASSroom today! -Ellen
Twinchie Watercolor Cards by Jill Foster
I am so excited and honored to be sharing a set of cards created with three of my favorite, go-to products: Penny Black stamps, Inchie Arts matboard squares, and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft coloring mediums. And my favorite part is that they all work so well together!
To begin, I started with an Inchie Arts Twinchie Square and stamped it with Penny Black 40-238 Floral Applique. I love to stamp larger images on the mat board squares so that only parts of the image peek out on the small squares. It gives the image a whole new look!
Next color the image using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art Grip Aquarelles. No need to take too much time, scribble coloring works great for this step.
Once you’ve laid down your color, blend it using water and a paint brush. It instantly turns to paint, and, because I’m working on a strong matboard square, there is no warping no matter how much water I apply.
Next, add a touch of color to the edge by coloring with a Gelato onto the edges of the Twinchie and then blending with your fingertip.
To create a soft background, begin by coloring directly onto your stamp with a Faber-Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. Huff (breath) onto the stamp and then firmly press it onto white cardstock.
Now color on to the stamped image with Gesso (you can use your fingers if you want to get messy or use a paintbrush). Apply the Gesso unevenly, allowing some layers to have a thicker application and some a very light application. Once dry, color on top with Gelatos and blend with your fingertip. For a white-washed look I used a Coconut Gelato.
If you want a bright background, follow these same steps but substitute a colored Gelato for the Coconut one.
I hope you have a fantastic and creative day and that I’ve inspired you to give a few of my favorite supplies a try. Happy stamping!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Red, Yellow, and Blue Packs: 126, 121, 117, 154, 108, 153), Gelatos (50's Diner, Tropical, Red, Yellow, and Essential Packs: Banana, Blood Orange, Aqua Dolce, Snow Cone, Mango, Tangerine, Red Cherry, Coconut), Stamper's Big Brush Pen 273 Warm Grey IV, Textural Accents Sampler (Gesso)