Friday, March 28, 2008
I haven't been in the mood to stamp all week, although I did clean up my workspace on Wednesday afternoon.
Last night I was reading through the tutorials on Splitcoasters and saw the Brayered Sky Technique. So I tried it for a birthday card for my brother in Halifax.
It came out OK, I think, but it needs some more of the light yellow near the horizon at the bottom. Not too bad, though, for my first attempt at this. I used Brilliance Sunflower Yellow,Rocket Red Gold, and Pearlescent Rust inks, so the surface of the image has a slight bit of shine to it. The green area I sponged with Brilliance Olive. The trees (from SU) are stamped with Stazon Black, and I used watercolour pencils to give some dimension to the grass, and base of tree areas. I found some thin leather to tie on the tag which I thought gives a bit of rustic look.The verse is from a UM set I got on Ebay from a rubber stamp maker in Ontario.
My brother loves to go relax at a camp deep in the woods in Southwestern Nova Scotia,near Kejimkujik Provincial Park, so I thought he might like these trees.