December 23, 2019

Very Merry Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,  are you all ready for Christmas? Just one more day. To shorten the waiting time a bit I want to share one more card with you. On this card I used several different coloring media as well as a combination of several Whimsy stamps. Coloring media I used: Karin Brushmarker Pro,  Copics, colored pencils and watercolor pencils as well as some white acrylic paint. 



I stamped the images ( Very Mice ChristmasMason JarChristmas Postcard) using the masking technique onto Strathmore white mixed media paper with a hybrid ink. The evergreen bough was colored using Karin Brushmarker Pro pens. These pens are liquid ink filled and very juicy. It's water based ink and coloring with these markers is like a charm. They are available in the Whimsy store for a fantastic low price! Check it out HERE.  The mice and candy cane were colored using Karin Brushmarker Pro pens, Copics and colored pencils. On the mason jar I used Copics, colored pencils for the lid and jingle bells and watercolor pencils for the glass. 


To enhance the glass look on the jar I wanted to add some white acrylic paint. To make sure I wont ruin my colored image while adding the acrylic paint I had to seal it. I did not want to risk any smears from the ink of the brush markers. I used Tim Holtz Distress Glaze to seal my image and it worked well. After it was sealed I used a flat brush to add some light, soft strokes of white acrylic paint to achieve a glass look.



For the background I used red cardstock and the Tartan Plaid BG stamp. I stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The sentiment is included with the Christmas Postcard stamp set.

Here is a list of Whimsy products used:

Tartan  Plaid Background Rubber Cling Stamp   Christmas Postcard Clear Stamps   Mason Jar Rubber Cling Stamp   Very Mice Christmas Clear Stamps   Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cerise 375   Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive   VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)    Crafty Foam Tape White


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and bright New Year!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Hugs,










1 comment:

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Iris, I just love this hunny! Stunning creation and such a cool combo of design elements. Sealing the image was such a clever technique! The acrylic 'glass' lines look fabulous! Wishing you such a wonderful Christmas break with your loved ones and a blessed and fabulous 2020! Hugs, Wends xoxo