Card for  cece

For Background:

  • Stamp: Penny Black Snowy Grove
  • Ink: Distress Ink & Reinker Rusty Hinge (Orange rust), Gathered Twig (Brown), Fired Brick (red)
  • Masking fluid Winsor Newton

Splatter masking fluid on 140lb watercolor paper, cold press (canson) for snow effect. Let dry.

Using Misti for multiple stamping and accurate stamp positioning. Mask the bottom for snow bank effect, i just used random torn paper.

I used Rusty Hinge to ink the Snowy Grove stamp. Then stamp it, spray water to stamped image

Wait until you see the effect you like. do not worry, it will look messy at this time.

Re-stamp with rusty hinge at the bottom again, and fired brick at the top of trees. Spray water to stamped image and wait.

Use brush to blend the water at the edges, in between branches.

I used a diluted reinker from rusty hinge too to drip a little on the top, to add more color.

Finally, i inked the stamp with gathered twig and repeat few time until it blends well / give the definition u like, and on the top of branches, i still inked with fired brick. Spray water a little if necessary to give a sort of more “blurry edges” effect.

In photography, i like it to be soft edge, it ll make the character stand out.

For the bottom where the bear sat, its wet on wet technique, combination of diluted fired brick and rusty hinge reinker.

At the horizon between snowbank and forest, i brushed gathered twig (brown) for deeper horizon effect.

Let dry. Remove the masking fluid after dry.

I colored popcorn bear with caran neopastel II and sakura koi watercolor and fuzzy cut and attach to background with foam tape.
I also added sentiment on the blank space on the bottom right.

Enjoy

 

 

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