Thursday, January 20, 2022

Happy birthday, January 20, 2022


Hello,

I made this birthday card for a friend of mine and thought I'd share how to make it. The window is from the 5364 Ornate Window Set from Art Impressions. It comes with two dies for the window box. Stamp the window after inking it in 565 and stamping it off first so it's not too dark. Pull the color out of the lines and then color the windows with Tombow 493. Use the bricks from the 5019 Wall Texture Set inked in 565 to add a few bricks on the wall. Stamp the bird from the 4966 Bird Bath Set inked in 969 and 565. Color it with the 493 and darken the eyes with the brown Tombow TwinTone pen fine tip. Use the vine from the 5476 Foliage Set inked in 177 and stamp it up and down the window and under the window. Ink up the flowers from the 5474 Flower Set 5 inked in 493 and stamp it in the window box. Stamp the Kendra Dots from the 5418 Bible Foliage Set 2 inked in 565 to finish it off. 

Supplies used:
5014 - WC Window Set5019 - WC Wall Texture Set4966 - WC Bird Bath Set5418 - Bible Foliage Set 2
Art Impressions - Watercolor Collection - Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set - Foliage Set 5Art Impressions - Watercolor Collection - Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set - Flower Set 5Art Impressions - Watercolor Collection - Dual Brush Pen Set - Bonnie's Favorites 1Art Impressions - Watercolor Collection - Dual Brush Pen Set - Bonnie's Favorites 2WCBRUSH1 - WC Brush NO. 1WCBRUSH4 - WC Brush NO. 4Canson XL WC Paper PadWCPLT - Watercolor PaletteTT41 - TwinTone Marker - 41 Chocolate

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sweet Bunny January 19, 2022


Kendra Krebs, daughter of Art impression's Creator/Owner Bonnie Krebs, has the most wonderful tutorials on Facebook, weekly.  This is the one from a week ago and I totally fell in love with it. Be sure to check it out under the videos tab on the Art Impressions Facebook Group. Bonnie's videos are there also and I always love the things they make. These sets I used are retired but there are new sets that will work to recreate it.

Supplies that can be used:

4701 - Clay Pot4874 - WC Bunnies Set5418 - Bible Foliage Set 2WCBRUSH1 - WC Brush NO. 1WCBRUSH4 - WC Brush NO. 4Canson XL WC Paper PadWCPLT - Watercolor Palette5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 1Art Impressions - Watercolor Collection - Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set - Flower Set 5Art Impressions - Watercolor Collection - Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set - Foliage Set 5

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend January 14, 2022




 Hello!

Have you seen the new 5464 Bible Icons Set 2? It's really awesome and the lamb is from that set. There is even another lamb facing the other way included. This is the first time that I used it and I also wanted to use the new 5474 Flower Set 5 which has that cool vine like flower. The tulips are from the new 5475 Flower Set 6. These are great sets that I highly recommend. I thought this would make a great welcome baby card, too. If it was twins, you could use both lambs! So if you would like to make it, stamp the lamb inked in Tombow N35 and then make a mask to cover the lamb. Stamp the pot from the 4870 Ornate Container Set inked in N35. Stamp the tulips around the lamb inked in 177, 772, 885 and 528. The flowers in the ornate container are inked in the same colors. Add three lines to your container using the 772. Stamp the grass from the 4051 Foliage Set 1inked in 177. Use 528 for the sky. Color the lamb with N35. Be sure to use a fine tip pen to darken his eyes and nose. I used two of the 5061 Square Dies taped together to make the frame and then used the largest of the 5062 Double Stitched Die Set for the pink background paper. The tag is from the Tag Die Set. 

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend January 7, 2022


Hello and Happy New Year,

I love January because it's a fresh start to a brand new year and we have all the holidays and memories to look forward to. My first card of 2022 is a wintery card. The dog has dimension, because I messed up the one underneath. Instead of throwing it away, I stamped another dog, colored him, cut him out and used foam tape to stick him over the messed up one. So don't throw away your card after you put some work into it. To make this card, ink the truck from the 5011 Truck Mini Set in the new Tombow 555 which is the best blue for winter scenes, in my opinion. Stamp it onto watercolor paper after you have stamped it off once first. Make a mask and cover the truck so you can stamp the trees from the 5010 Tree Set 1 inked in first 177 and then in 555. Stamp the dog from the 4959 Dogs Set inked in 969. Ink the half tree from the 5010 Tree set inked in 969. Use a pencil to make your hills then use 555 to paint in the snow. Pull the color out of the lines of the trees, truck, dog and half tree. Use a positioner to stamp the bird from the 4966 Bird Bath Set onto the tree. Color the bird in with 969 and 847. Color the truck in first with 555 then add 969 and 947 for the rusty look. The tires and windows are colored in with N35. The dog is colored in with N35 and his color is 847. Add some sky with the 555. Use a fine tip black pen to darken the bird and dog eyes and nose. I used Nuvo white Crystal Drops to add the snow drops. I taped the two largest dies from the 5063 Rectangle Die Set to make the frame. 

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