This week the challenge at Unity Stamps is to make a card using this sketch:
I decided to make a sympathy card for a dear friend who just lost her mother last week. She is loved by many people so this sentiment is perfect for her.
I used watercolor paper because I wanted to use my Brushos color crystals. They are intense paint powder that is water-based. The colors are brilliant and transparent. They’re mainly for impressionistic work, but I love the way they run on water color paper when I use the wet-on-wet technique. You can also do sprinkling, spritzing, and other techniques. I’m still getting used to the intensity, and at first I was getting mud. I’m getting closer to liking them much more now that I can control them better.
I started out by brushing gesso on the paper and after it was dry I then used a stencil and modeling paste with this awesome stencil. I let it dry, then I used the Brush powder adding a little water on my palette and coloring the branches. Then I just spritzed the paper with water and threw a miniscule amount of the crystals on the background.
I used a Unity Stamp that came with one of the Kit of the Month collection, What Lies Within Us. I wanted the girl to be walking in a field of grass so I masked the stenciled branches and stamped her directly on the watercolor paper using Memento ink. I also used the Brusho crystals. I then went back and used a pen to outline the scarf, the branches, and the hair.
For the sentiment, I used printed vellum and outlined the edge to make it stand out, then I aded a few sequins. If you look closely at the vellum, you can see it has faint leaves all over.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my sympathy card. I want to give it to my friend personally, but she leaves on the west side and there is construction going on, so I’ll mail it. Be sure and stop by the Unity Stamp store this week, they are having a FUNtastic sale!
Until next time,
Create something awesome today!